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Panthers Roster Additions: Panthers add S Stevie Brown for veteran secondary depth

With injuries piling up in the secondary, the Panthers have added some veteran depth with the signing of S Stevie Brown to a one-year contract.

The Panthers are hurting in the secondary with the only non-injured safeties being Kurt Coleman, Tre Boston and Colin Jones, a situation that forced LB Brian Blechen to play safety in the Panthers’ preseason game against the Patriots last week. With Dean Marlowe still on the shelf with a hamstring injury and both Marcus Ball and Travell Dixon recently being cleared for practice, the Panthers felt a move to shore up the depth was necessary.

The Panthers worked out a few veteran safeties last weekend, and today have announced their decision to add Stevie Brown to the roster.

Here’s with more on Brown:

A seventh-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2010 out of Michigan, Brown has played in 55 regular season games with 20 starts. In 2012, as a member of the Giants, Brown produced his best season, starting 11 games and posting 66 tackles and eight interceptions for an NFL-leading 307 yards, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries.

While the team hasn’t officially updated Marlowe’s condition, the addition of Brown to the roster likely means that Marlowe’s injury is worse than everyone thought. We should expect to hear an update on Marlowe’s condition within the next few days.

The signing of Brown brings the roster to the league mandated 75-player maximum, so no corresponding roster move is necessary at this time. As always, stay tuned to CSR for any updates to this developing story.