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5 things to know about Stevie Brown


The Giants have signed Safety Stevie Brown. Here are five things you need to know.

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1. Signed as a free agent by the Houston Texans in May and released this past Saturday, safety Stevie Brown returns to the New York Giants, where he played the last three seasons. Originally selected by Oakland in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Brown has played for the Raiders (2010), Panthers (2011), Colts (2011) and Giants (2012-2014).

2. In 2012, Brown set a Giants single-season record with 307 interception return yards (fourth in NFL history). His eight interceptions that year were tied with Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman for second in the NFL, trailing only Chicago's Tim Jennings, who had nine.

3. After tearing his ACL in the preseason, Brown missed the entire 2013 season with the Giants. He returned in 2014 to record 38 tackles and a sack in 16 games with eight starts.

4. Brown's career numbers include 149 tackles, 14 passes defensed, eight interceptions and two forced fumbles. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound safety has played in 55 career games with 20 starts.

5. Brown lettered four years at the University of Michigan, where he was a two-year starter and played in 50 consecutive career games. In college, he started 13 games at safety and 12 at linebacker while being elected a captain as a senior. Before the Wolverines, Brown attended Columbus East High School in Columbus, Ind., where he was a three-year starter and compiled 1,700 all-purpose yards as a junior in 2004 and scored 17 touchdowns, while also recording 30 solo tackles and three interceptions.

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