The 6-0, 230-pounder spent the 2011 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played in all 16 games as a backup to starter LeSean McCoy. Brown started two games for the Eagles and finished the year with 136 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
A former Auburn Tiger, Brown was the second overall pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In six seasons for the Dolphins, Brown rushed for 4,815 yards and 36 touchdowns, while catching 184 passes for 1,491 yards and a pair of scores. He ranks third on the Dolphins’ all-time list for rushing yards and touchdowns, and he’s tied with Hall of Fame running back Larry Csonka for the second-most 100-yard rushing games in team history.
Brown posted his only 1,000-yard season in 2006, rushing for 1,008 yards for the Dolphins. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2008 after scoring a career-high 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 916 yards. A versatile threat, Brown also threw two touchdown passes for the Dolphins, one each during the 2008 and ’09 seasons.
Entering his eighth NFL season, Brown has played in 92 career games with 73 starts.
The 30-year-old Brown is a native of Cartersville, Georgia. In addition to being the state’s 2A Player of the Year in football as a senior at Cartersville High School, the two-star athlete was a stellar baseball player who was drafted by Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners in 2000. Brown bypassed the major leagues to attend Auburn where he was a second-team All-SEC pick as a sophomore. Brown left Auburn the following year, applying for the NFL Draft following his junior season.