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Redskins sign LB Everette Brown

RICHMOND, VA. -- Everette Brown was relaxing outside his Tropical Smoothie Café in Charlotte, North Carolina, when the call came. Though his agent was talking to teams, Brown did not expect anything to happen.

"When I got the call I was totally off guard," Brown said.

The Washington Redskins signed Brown on Monday morning, filling the roster spot vacated when they released Brandon Jenkins the previous day. Brown will be used as a pass-rushing outside linebacker.

It's yet another chance for Brown to stick on a roster, which has been difficult throughout his career. Brown played seven games last season for Dallas but did not play for anyone in 2012. Brown spent three games with San Diego in 2012 and a combined 28 games with Carolina in '09 and '10.

Brown practiced with the Redskins on Monday, being used in full-team work as a left outside linebacker. It'll be tough for him to win a job with veteran Rob Jackson and youngsters Adrian Robinson and Gabe Miller ahead of him. The latter two in particular have had solid camps, and Jackson has shown in the past that he can help.