The Jaguars signed safety Sergio Brown to a three-year, $9 million deal at the beginning of free agency on Tuesday with the potential to reach $11 million with incentives, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.
Brown, 26, originally earned his way into the NFL with the New England Patriots as a special teamer. After two seasons with the Patriots, he joined the Indianapolis Colts where he played for the last three seasons. While he played limited time at defensive back, it wasn't until 2014 that he earned time as a starting free safety in the Colts defense.
In 15 games with eight starts, Brown finished with one sack, six passes defended and one fumble recovery. He received a +5.3 grade from Pro Football Focus for the year with high marks in pass coverage.
With the Jaguars, Brown is far from a shoo in to be the starting free safety, but he does add competition at a position that may have been the team's biggest weakness in 2014. Expect the Jaguars to continue to try to find ways to add talent on the back end of the secondary.