The Saints have agreed to some three-year contract with former New England Patriots defensive handle Malcolm Brown, ” a source told ESPN.

NFL Network first reported that the news and said that the price is worth $ 1-5 million.

The move uses Drew Brees restructured his contract to create a lot more than $10 million in salary cap distance for the Saints.

Saints starting nose tackle Tyeler Davison is an unrestricted free agent and the team has depth concerns at their other defensive tackle area with rookie Sheldon Rankins dealing with a torn Achilles and backup David Onyemata facing potential discipline to get a marijuana possession charge.

The Patriots chose Brown in the first round of this 2015 draft, with the final choice of this round (No. 32). They diminished his fifth-year option for the 20-19 season, which would’ve retained him under contract for a base salary of about $8 million.

In his four seasons in New England, Brown appeared in 60 regular-season games (51 starts). Playing on early negatives, the 6-foot-2, 320-pound University of Texas alum was imputed to 186 tackles and totaled 8.5 sacks.

In 1 1 playoff games, he totaled 33 tackles and one sack.

Brown, who turned 25 in February, was often asked to play with a two-gap personality for the Patriots in that your most important aim was to keep up blockers to permit people behind him to produce plays. This has been a change because of him arriving from Texas, where he started 26 of 39 games over three decades and finished with 165 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He’d 29 tackles for a loss for the Longhorns.