New Kansas City Chiefs safety Stevie Brown wasn't in the league last season but spent his time rehabbing and training at a facility in Houston.
"Missing last year was kind of a blessing," Brown told the KC media on a conference call on Monday. "It allowed me to get healthy and get everything right."
Brown signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs last weekend. He spoke with former Chief Quintin Demps, his former Giants teammate, as he joined the Chiefs and got a good scouting report on Andy Reid and the organization.
Brown's career has been up and down but the highlight was the 2012 season when he had eight interceptions. Brown tells us that most of those interceptions came when he was roaming as a free safety and not in the box playing man coverage. "Every now and then I do come into the box," he said. He also said the Chiefs didn't tell him his exact role but I suspect it will be something like that.
He tore his ACL the next year which caused him to miss the 2013 season. He returned to the Giants in 2014 but was out of football in the 2015 season.
He says that there were conversations with a few teams but the Chiefs were the best fit. I'm sure he was looking at the contract that Kurt Coleman is going to sign and the one that Tyvon Branch did sign as reasons why. KC is a good fit for a safety looking to get their career back on track.