Brown Signed, Whitticker Cut

Ashburn, VA – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed running back Dee Brown. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Brown, 5-10, 210 lbs., joins the Redskins after playing for the Kansas City Chiefs the past two seasons. For his career, Brown has played in 44 games, starting three. He has 119 rushes for 405 yards, 21 receptions for 114 yards, and 27 kickoff returns for 496 yards. He previously spent time on the active roster of three other clubs: Carolina (2001-02), Pittsburgh (2003), and Cleveland (2004).

During the 2006 season, he played in 15 games primarily on special teams and recorded 10 carries for 24 yards (2.4 avg) and one reception for five yards. He was second on the team with 21 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. He also has playoff experience, appearing in the AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).

Brown was selected by Carolina in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2001 NFL draft. Brown finished his collegiate career at Syracuse second in school history with 28 rushing touchdowns and fifth with 2,626 rushing yards.

The Redskins also announced today that they have waived OL William Whitticker.

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