The Denver Broncos signed wide receiver Marlon Brown on Monday, confirmed multiple reports. A former WR for the Baltimore Ravens, Brown agreed to a two-year contract.
The move meant that the Broncos need to open up a roster spot and released cornerback Taurean Nixon.
Brown tried out for the Broncos during the summer but was released during training camp. A back injury limited his time in practice that he did not have the chance to prove his worth to the team.
Former Ravens WR gets new chance in Denver
Brown suited up for the Ravens for three seasons. He was with current Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak in Maryland in college football.
Brown will join a Broncos squad that feature secondary receivers Bennie Fowler, Jordan Norwood, Cody Latimer and Jordan Taylor. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are the leaders in total receiving yards for the Broncos.
In 2014, Brown lost chances when the Ravens signed veteran WR Steve Smith Sr. and he was moved to a backup role. He was part of the Ravens’ receiving group that broke the franchise record for total receiving yards.
As a rookie, he had career-highs of 524 yards on 49 catches with seven touchdowns in 14 starts for the Ravens.
In 2015, Brown suffered a back injury late in the season and was placed on the injured reserve list. The unfortunate injury ended his stint with the Ravens for the season.
In his NFL career, Brown has 891 receiving yards on 87 catches with seven touchdowns.
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