Two-time Super Bowl champ Malcom Brown to join Detroit Lions
August 26, 2022
Former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malcom Brown is looking forward to having a new team for the upcoming new season. After the Jaguars released him last week, the 28-year-old has been very busy.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, Brown took a visit to the Detroit Lions on Thursday.
“The Lions hosted free agent DT Malcom Brown on a visit.” Yates wrote on Twitter.
Brown spent the 2021-2022 season with the Jaguars where he was traded by the New Orleans Saints and signed a two-year deal in Jacksonville Jaguars. After the Jags decided to let him go, Brown also had a practice with the Washington Commanders.
"The Commanders tried out veteran DT Malcolm Brown, recently cut by the Jaguars.” Yates tweeted on Monday.
Detroit Lions prepare for the 2022 NFL Season
The Lions are preparing their team to get as many wins as they can. The new season is just weeks away and Detroit is still dealing with some issues that could prevent them from winning the games. One of the problems is their defensive lines.
For the upcoming season, the Lions will likely have Alim McNeill and Michael Brokers as their defensive tackle. However, having McNeill in the interior of the defensive line could be a problem for the team, according to Detroit Sports Nation’s Brady.
The Lions are considering taking Brown who has two Super Bowl rings in his collection during his time with the New England Patriots. However, Brown has never really become the dominant player in the league.
Brown's high-quality defensive tackle
In his seven-year NFL career, 6-foot-2 and 320-pound Brown started 97 games including all 17 games for the Jaguars last season. Brown will have the Lions’ defensive coaching staff to revive his career if he really becomes a part of the team.
Brown is a two-time Super Bowl champion. He won both Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons and Super Bowl LIII versus the Los Angeles Rams while he was still a member of the Patriots.
From 2019 to 2020, Brown was playing for the Saints. At that time, Lions head coach Dan Campbell, together with defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, was also there. During those seasons, Brown managed to start all 29 games for New Orleans. Thanks to the time he spent there, now Campbell and Glenn could bring Brown to Detroit.
Lions’ unexpected practice strategy
The Lions reported having an unusual practice routine since Campbell became the head coach of the team. Last Monday, the practice was entirely player-run without any advice from the coaching staff. Campbell was quietly observing the practice session and the rest of the coaching staff were not there.
Detroit’s offensive tackle Taylor Decker told team reporter for the Detroit Lions Dannie Rogers that he never quite experienced any practice like that. Rogers shared the story through her social media platform.
“#Lions just went through an entire player lead practice. No coaches were out on the field besides Campbell. He quietly observed 👀 Taylor Decker says it was a unique practice and he’s never experienced one like it before” shared Dannie on Twitter.