As a restricted free agent, Stevie Brown had the opportunity to seek offers from other teams that would be interested in his services. Brown had until April 19 to sign an offer sheet with another team. Instead, Brown decided he wanted to return to the New York Giants and signed his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday.
Brown tweeted a picture of himself signing the deal with a message to Giants fans as well.
Brown was given a second-round tender by the Giants that will pay him $2.02 million this season. If another team had signed Brown to an offer sheet, the Giants would have had the opportunity to match the deal. If they chose not to, they would have received a second round pick from the team in compensation.
Brown appeared in all 16 games, with 11 starts, for New York last season. Brown racked up 76 tackles, two forced fumbles and eight interceptions for the Giants last season. His eight picks were tied with Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks for second most in the league with only Tim Jennings of the Chicago Bears having more with nine.