Brown wasn't on the field when reporters had access to practice, but Detroit coach Jim Schwartz talked about the acquisition in a conference call with Atlanta-area reporters. He said Brown can get up to speed quickly because he's a veteran who played in Miami for Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
"He brings a lot of value to the team so we're excited about getting him and getting him on the field as quick as we can," Schwartz said.
"He had a hard time with some of the lights after the game," Schwartz said. "Those are signs that you've got to be concerned about and you have to be objective about. We'll have a whole protocol that he has to go through to get back on the field.
"Coming back from a concussion isn't like coming back from a sprained ankle or a bad shoulder or a pulled hamstring. Some of those things you can tough out. You can't tough out a concussion."
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