Saints snag Malcom Brown

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The Saints have found a use for some of the cap space they created by restructuring quarterback Drew Brees‘ contract.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has come to an agreement with defensive tackle Malcom Brown. It’s reportedly a three-year deal worth $15 million.

Brown was a Patriots first-round pick in 2015 and won a pair of Super Bowl rings during his four years with the team. Brown appeared in 60 regular season games over that span and heads to New Orleans with 186 tackles, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble on his career stat sheet.

Sheldon Rankins, David Onyemata and Tyeler Davison led the Saints in playing time at defensive tackle last season. Davison is a free agent while Rankins tore his Achilles in the NFC title game and Onyemata faces a possible suspension after a marijuana possession citation, so Brown should find early playing time in his new home one way or another.

42 responses to “Saints snag Malcom Brown

  1. He has slowly regressed over the 4 years in NE. I won’t call him a bust because he is a serviceable backup – but some felt like NE got a steal when the Colts took Dorsett over him. They did not.

    Hopefully he does more for the Saints than the Patriots. He was a good teammate by all accounts, so I wish him well.

  2. Another Patriots bust in the draft. This 1 a 1st round pick. Bill Belichick the coach is much better than Bill Belichick the GM. It’s amazing the Patriots continue to win with so many wasted draft picks. They’re lucky they have Tom Brady at QB to cover up so many mistakes in the draft

  3. It was fun to mock the Colts for picking Dorsett over Brown at the draft a few years ago.

    Welp!

  4. yeah, not the greatest 1st rounder the Patriots ever picked. This one would have been a good one for Goodell to have stolen. At least BB would have looked better.

  5. akaodoyle says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Enjoy 6-10 Malcolm.

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    L-O-L, I legitimately laughed out loud at this one… he’s going to the Saints, who just went 13-3

  6. camsbiggestfan says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Another Patriots bust in the draft. This 1 a 1st round pick. Bill Belichick the coach is much better than Bill Belichick the GM. It’s amazing the Patriots continue to win with so many wasted draft picks. They’re lucky they have Tom Brady at QB to cover up so many mistakes in the draft

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    Yup. While there’s no disputing the amazing coaching job that Bill does to put a competent product on the field, his drafting leaves a lot to be desired. As a GM overall, he balances out his draft failures by identifying decent veterans that other teams have given up on or misused. But yeah, he has wasted a lot of early picks on some mediocre players.

  7. The draft, for the most part, is a crapshoot after the 1st 10-15 players are selected…..& even then, those players may be busts or less than thought…..
    That said, I liked Brown, he was just very inconsistent…..wish him well!!
    Go Pats!!!

  8. Murf in Southie says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    Ndamukong Suh, Bill Belichick is calling…….
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    If he is, it’s just to say please don’t stomp on Tom. The Patriots don’t have the money or inclination for Suh.

  9. What the Pats have figured out is it’s good to accumulate draft picks…they don’t tend to draft any better than anyone else, but they often have more shots at it than most. And Brady has been the primary reason for the Pats success. It will be interesting to see how they fare when he’s either done or declines to average (or worse.) It looked like he was on his way this year before pulling off one last run.

  10. picksix401 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    akaodoyle says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Enjoy 6-10 Malcolm.

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    L-O-L, I legitimately laughed out loud at this one… he’s going to the Saints, who just went 13-3

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    The Saints have also just blown the last two NFC championship games. Brees isn’t getting any younger, the NFC South is not getting any weaker, and the team is going to have their hands full with their schedule next season. They have to play the Cowboys, Rams in Los Angeles, Seahawks in Seattle, the Texans, Jaguars in Jacksonville and don’t forget they signed Nick Foles, the Titans in Tennessee, and the Niners with a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo. Not to mention, the Buccs have new head coach, who’s actually competent, and a new defensive coordinator. Their window is closing fast.

  11. Belichick treats the draft like a lottery, and the best way to win the lottery is to have the most tickets — each of which has equal value. “Busts” in the first round are meaningless when you can win SBs with a 6th round QB throwing the ball to a 7th round QB, and can pick up guys like Van Noy or Jason McCourty by trading a sixth round pick for a 7th. I’d much rather have a coach who runs the team like a true meritocracy than one who thinks having a bunch of first rounders topping the depth chart guarantees something. Belichick routinely destroys teams built like that, like the Rams with their super scary all first rounder pass rush.

  12. Belichick is a terrible GM. In 2009, he traded his third round pick to the Jags for a second round pick and a seventh round pick in 2010. The Jags drafted Cornerback Derek Cox who we all know is headed to a Hall of Fame Career. Belichick turned those draft picks into a couple of stiffs named Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.

    I mean , seriously-Belichick is the worst GM in the history of Sports.

  13. MBrown was probably not worth a late 1rst round pick, but was far from a bust. Decent player. That’s why NO made him the 12th highest paid DT in the NFL.

  14. camsbiggestfan says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm
    Another Patriots bust in the draft. This 1 a 1st round pick. Bill Belichick the coach is much better than Bill Belichick the GM. It’s amazing the Patriots continue to win with so many wasted draft picks. They’re lucky they have Tom Brady at QB to cover up so many mistakes in the draft

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    A low IQ Cam Newton fan. Wow.

    The greatest GM in sports history can’t be making as many mistakes as you claim. No one has drafted or developed better in NFL history than BB. That’s a fact, not an opinion.

    The Rookie Cap makes the money vested in 1st or 2nd rd picks far less painful than 2011, too.

    He was nowhere near a bust playing in 3 SBs and walking away with 2 rings as a starter on a BB D.

    He just never evolved into a pure 3-4 NT and wasn’t great.

    That’s not a bust.

  15. Phillip Dorsett sucks. Stop trying to justify your point by using another disappointing player. It doesn’t work like you think it does.

  16. DC4 and Mr Big Chest says:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    Pretty good signing by the Aints, and the Cheaters get weaker.

    Don’t you and the haters always say this about the GOAT # 12 and company yet they either go to the playoffs or win the Suoer Bowl !

  17. It’s not fair to call Malcolm Brown a bust. Dominique Easley was a bust. Malcolm Brown was a ‘meh’.

    Fortunately, Belichick has an uncanny ability to overcome drafting high round busts.

  18. Saints haven’t blown any NFC Championship games. They didn’t make it there due to a missed routine tackle and was obviously robbed against the Rams this year.
    They could’ve mailed it in after that bs in Minnesota, yet they came back even stronger in 2018. Next year, we take it a little further and at least make it there.

  19. The Saints can have all the talent in the world. It doesn’t matter. They are the Steelers of the NFC. In the playoffs, it all comes down to coaching. Sean Payton is pretty good, but you’ll still see dumb play calls every here and there from him. Against contenders, he has a tendency to choke during crunch-time.

  20. Bill thought so much of Tom Brady that he waited until the 6th round to draft him. Bill thought so highly of quarterback Kevin McConnell that he took him in the 3rd round (2008) and then cut him after pre-season. Without Tom Brady, Bill is just a good coordinator. What did Bill do in the 5 years he was the head coach of the Browns?

  21. Patriots aren’t in great shape with the cap, but far from cap hell. There are a lot of ways they can create space(12 mil now). They just offered a couple WRs 9 mil/yr. Brady is going into the last year of his contract and counts 27 mil on the cap. Look for an extension. AClayborn is probably gone, saving 4 mil. If Gronk plays at all, it won’t be for 11 mil, etc,etc.

  22. camsbiggestfan says:March 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm
    “Another Patriots bust in the draft. This 1 a 1st round pick. Bill Belichick the coach is much better than Bill Belichick the GM. It’s amazing the Patriots continue to win with so many wasted draft picks.”

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    The key is that they admit their mistake and move on quickly. They don’t beat over themselves over a miss. And accumulating draft picks gives you more shots at getting the right guy. They get math game down pat.

  23. 8oneanddones says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    It’s not fair to call Malcolm Brown a bust. Dominique Easley was a bust. Malcolm Brown was a ‘meh’.

    Fortunately, Belichick has an uncanny ability to overcome drafting high round busts.

    3 0 Rate This

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    Umm, which busts are these? He’s only had one. Dominique Easley.

    In the meantime, the D won the SB last year, Brady lost SB 42 and 46 with horrendous SB performances, and the D arguably won SB 49 with Butler at the end.

    So, BB must be doing something right in the greatest dynastic run in N. American sports history.

  24. “Belichick is a terrible GM. ”

    Hilarious to see the cacophony of know it alls make comments like that.

    Belichick the GM has put together rosters that got to 9 Super Bowls in his 19 years in New England, the AFC Championship 12 times, and has far exceeded what any other GM in NFL history has done.

    But yeah, he’s “terrible”. Thanks for the laugh though. Always hilarious to see the Pats haters in action.

  25. greenwhodat26 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Saints haven’t blown any NFC Championship games. They didn’t make it there due to a missed routine tackle and was obviously robbed against the Rams this year.
    They could’ve mailed it in after that bs in Minnesota, yet they came back even stronger in 2018. Next year, we take it a little further and at least make it there.

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    Sorry, I meant blow divisional round games against the Seahawks, Niners, and Vikings. Then, blow the NFC championship game against the Rams. Either way, they’ve choked in so many playoff games. They no business losing to the Vikings. Brees threw the game-ending interception in OT against the Rams and the offense was still throwing the football late in the 4th quarter on crucial plays when all they had to do was run the ball. There were also missed calls against the Rams in that game. Let’s not forget about the bad calls in the 2009 NFC championship game, if you’re going to bring that one up.

  26. burtmustin says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    Belichick is a terrible GM. In 2009, he traded his third round pick to the Jags for a second round pick and a seventh round pick in 2010. The Jags drafted Cornerback Derek Cox who we all know is headed to a Hall of Fame Career. Belichick turned those draft picks into a couple of stiffs named Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.

    I mean , seriously-Belichick is the worst GM in the history of Sports.
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    When you are perenially in the Super Bowl you are always picking at the bottom of the round and you take a flyer on players because you have very few roster spots to fill.

    Every year people are talking like it’s doomsday for the Patriots. How is that working out for you? Until Brady AND Belichick retire just be happy with your participation trophy.

  27. Definitely a little disturbing that Bill is on vacation in Barbados with his girlfriend this week. Kraft in hiding as well, but that’s easily explained. What happened to no days off???

  28. Bill Belichick the coach is much better than Bill Belichick the GM. It’s amazing the Patriots continue to win with so many wasted draft picks.
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    then he really is one heck of a coach because he has drafted more pro bowlers and all pros over his 19 year tenure than all 31 other teams! did that picking LAST!!! so in fact he is the best GM in league history. what have we learned today? just because some goober sports writer endlessly repeats a “storyline” doesn’t mean there is any truth to it.

  29. @tbisgod

    Given that your Colts were moderately relevant last season, and have a chance to be moderately relevant again in 2019, why are you still pretending to be a Pats fan?

  30. Brown is the 10th best rated player, from the 1st rd the year he was picked. The last few Years. BB has done well in the 4th rd. Mason Flowers wise. Done well with later CB. UDFA Butler, Jackson. CB Crosson got time as a late CB as well from past year.

  31. KeepItReal says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    Bill thought so much of Tom Brady that he waited until the 6th round to draft him. Bill thought so highly of quarterback Kevin McConnell that he took him in the 3rd round (2008) and then cut him after pre-season. Without Tom Brady, Bill is just a good coordinator. What did Bill do in the 5 years he was the head coach of the Browns?
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    Won a playoff game against Bill Parcells?

  32. tbisgod says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm
    If the Jets GM was on vacation, you guys would be killing him!

    The Jets GM is on vacation at the end of December every year. Belichick works into February every year. Let him have his off time. Also, he likes to let all the stupid teams spend stupid money on players, then he picks through the rest of some very good players and goes to another Super Bowl.

  33. tylawspick6 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm
    8oneanddones says:
    March 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    It’s not fair to call Malcolm Brown a bust. Dominique Easley was a bust. Malcolm Brown was a ‘meh’.

    Fortunately, Belichick has an uncanny ability to overcome drafting high round busts.

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    Umm, which busts are these? He’s only had one. Dominique Easley.

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    OK, you may be right if you only look at 1st rounders. He’s picked a lot of 2nd round busts. Here’s a some in recent memory:

    Cyrus Jones
    Jordan Richards
    Aaron Dobson
    Tavon Wilson
    Ras I-Dowling
    Jermaine Cunningham

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