A versatile player, Brown has amassed stats not only as a receiver, but also as a punt returner and a defensive back. Brown holds another team record with 246 career returns for 2,570 yards. He has recorded three interceptions and five passes defended.
Brown returns to the team after rehabbing an injured knee. He had off-season surgery to repair a damaged ligament, and stated publicly that he would return once he was physically ready.
More Rookie Signings
Linebacker Justin Rogers signed his rookie contract. Terms of the deal were not available. Rodgers, 23, was selected in the sixth round (180th overall) during the 2007 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound SMU product appeared in 44 games for the Mustangs with 26 starts. He recorded 183 tackles (117 solo) and 19.5 sacks. He also manages 5 forced fumbles during his collegiate career.
Running back Justise Hairston also signed his contract. Adam Caplan of Scout.com confirmed that the Central Connecticut State product received a three-year deal with a $55,500 signing bonus and base salaries of $285,000 (2007), $370,000 (2008) and $460,000 (2009).
Hairston, 24, was drafted in the sixth round (208th overall) during the 2007 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound ball carrier set a CCSU school rushing record of 1,847 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2006.