Brown spent all of training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs but couldn't earn a roster spot. He was one of the teams final cuts back on September 3rd when the team trimmed its roster to 53.
The veteran running back has played three seasons in the NFL. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Carolina Panthers in 2001. He's also had stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2003 and the Cleveland Browns in 2004.
The Chiefs brought in Brown and former Denver Broncos running back Quentin Griffin. Kansas City felt that Brown was a better choice because of his familiarity with the Chiefs offense.
The need to sign Brown was facilitated by the teams placement of Priest Holmes on injured reserve earlier in the day. Brown will be the primary back-up for Larry Johnson. Fullback Tony Richardson could also play some halfback until Brown gets more familiar with the offense.
It shouldn't take long for Brown to get in the flow of things. On Wednesday, Head Coach Dick Vermeil indicated that Brown would be active Sunday in Buffalo.
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