New England Patriots: former players they will face in 2015

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Sergio Brown

Signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent back in 2010, Brown has appeared in 71 games over his five seasons in the NFL, starting 11 of those contests. He has 76 combined tackles, one pick and eight passes defended to his name.

As a rookie, Brown served primarily on special teams. But when the Patriots released Brandon Meriweather and James Sanders in the 2011 offseason, Brown got more looks at safety.  He started three games that season, recording the only pick of his career thus far in a Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.

However, Brown wouldn’t survive training camp the following summer. After the Patriots let him loose, Brown signed with the Indianapolis Colts in early September.

In three seasons with the Colts, Brown faced his former Patriots teammates four times—twice in the regular season and twice in the postseason. Of course, the Patriots won all of those games. Brown factored in prominently into the Pats-Colts regular season game last year, tallying four tackles as the Colts tried unsuccessfully to slow down Jonas Gray.

The Colts let Brown walk this offseason, from which point the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him. Daniel Lago, our FanSided friend over at Black and Teal, had this to say about Brown in his roster prediction of the Jags’ safety position:

"Sergio Brown is basically a lock to make it on special teams, but he will also get a legitimate look at free safety. The Jaguars would probably prefer that [James] Sample starts however."

Week 3 will mark Brown’s fifth encounter with the Patriots since they cut ties with him three years ago.

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