Seattle Seahawks quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, left, is tackled by Oakland Raiders linebacker Ricky Brown (57) while scrambling in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif. , Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

On Saturday morning, the New England Patriots added some depth to their linebacking corps by signing free agent Ricky Brown.

Brown, a 27 year old from Cincinnati, played his college football at Boston College.  An undrafted free agent in 2006 he signed with the Oakland Raiders where he had played his entire career.

The 6’2″ 235 pound Brown is expected to add some more depth to the Patriots defense and special teams.

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