The Redskins announced Aug. 12 they have signed offensive lineman Ray Brown. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Brown is a very experienced, talented and hard-working player that spent five seasons with the Washington Redskins earlier in his 18-year career. He is a versatile addition to the Redskins offensive line, playing guard for the majority of his career.
Brown, 6-5 and 318 pounds, has started 16 games in each of the past six seasons and has started no less than 14 games since the 1993 season. During his career, he has started a total of 189 games and has appeared in 231.
Brown played the past two seasons with Detroit (2002-03), six seasons with San Francisco (1996-2001), five with Washington (1989-95), one with Phoenix (1988) and his first two seasons with the St. Louis Rams (1986-87). He recorded his best year in 2001 with the San Francisco 49ers when he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Brown joined the NFL as an eighth-round selection by the St. Louis Rams (201st overall) in the 1986 Draft. Prior to joining the NFL, he starred at Arkansas State, where he became the first player in All-Southland Conference history to be named to first-team All-Conference at two positions in the same season (OL and TE).
The team also announced that tackle Jon Jansen has been assigned to injured reserve, after suffering a ruptured Achilles during Monday night's Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.