Edmonton Elks sign Super Bowl-winning defensive back Alex Brown

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The Edmonton Elks have signed a Super Bowl-winning defensive back for the second week in a row, this time adding Alex Brown.

The 26-year-old went unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft out of South Carolina State before brief stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Jets. He joined Kansas City’s practice roster at the start of the season and dressed for six games, including the team’s postseason run.

The five-foot-eleven, 183-pound cover man dressed for Super Bowl LIV when his team scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat the 49ers by a score of 31-20.

Brown missed the entire NFL season in 2020 after suffering a torn ACL during training camp. He signed with the Detroit Lions the following year but was released in August 2021 after he was charged with two counts of operating while under the influence causing serious injury and two counts of reckless driving causing serious injury.

According to the Detroit Press, assistant Wayne County prosecutor Brian Johnson alleged that Brown had a blood alcohol level of .211 at the time of his arrest. He was allegedly involved in a head-on collision that caused two individuals, Brown’s passenger and the driver of the other vehicle, to be hospitalized.

It remains unclear whether or not these charges have been resolved.

Brown recorded 90 tackles, 26 pass knockdowns, and seven interceptions over 31 career games at South Carolina State. He was named second-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as a senior.

The Elks announced the signing of veteran defensive back Jordan Lucas last week, who was also a member of Kansas City’s Super Bowl-winning team in February 2020.