Panthers sign free agent safety Stevie Brown

The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Stevie Brown to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

"A veteran of five NFL seasons (2010-14), Brown has played in 55 career regular season games with 20 starts. In 2012, as a member of the New York Giants, Brown produced the best season of his career, starting 11 games and posting 66 tackles, eight interceptions for an NFL-leading 307 yards, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries," the team said.

The team said, "Brown was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, playing one season with Oakland, one season with Indianapolis (2011) and three seasons with the New York Giants (2012-14). He missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason. Brown was previously with Carolina for four days leading up to the 2011 regular season."