Carolina Panthers sign safety Stevie Brown

Stevie Brown has found a new home in the NFC South.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Carolina Panthers signed the free-agent safety to a one-year contract, per a source with knowledge of the move. The team later confirmed the deal.

Brown was out of football last season after stints with the Giants, Colts and Raiders. He started 19 games for New York between 2012 and 2014 and spent part of the 2011 offseason with the Panthers before reuniting with the team this week.

A seventh-round pick by Oakland in 2010, Brown was added to provide veteran depth behind safety Kurt Coleman and third-year backstop Tre Boston.

The Panthers also plan to start a pair of rookie corners -- James Bradberry and Daryl Worley -- but Carolina always finds a way to squeeze solid play out of the secondary.

Brown is no savior, but he impressed the Panthers enough to warrant a roster spot.

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