SC STATE FOOTBALL: Brown on Chiefs active roster for Patriots game

SC STATE FOOTBALL: Brown on Chiefs active roster for Patriots game

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In a series of roster moves on Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Darrel Williams on injured reserve and promoted former Lake Marion High School/South Carolina State defensive back Alex Brown to the Chiefs’ 53-man roster from the practice squad.

Brown (5-11, 175 pounds) is currently active for this Sunday's 4:25 p.m. game in Foxboro, Mass. against the New England Patriots on CBS television.

The Patriots signed former Orangeburg-Wilkinson/Clemson defensive lineman Albert Huggins off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week.

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The Chiefs also signed recently waived wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to the practice squad on Thursday.

Brown was signed after being cut by the Jets. The Chiefs are his fourth team this year.

After going undrafted after his career with the Bulldogs in Orangeburg, Brown signed with the 49ers in May, but was waived in July and signed with the Eagles. A week later, Philadelphia waived Brown and he signed with the Jets. When New York was cutting its roster to 53-players, it parted ways with Brown, who was signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad on Sept. 2, where he has remained.

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Brown has already helped the Chiefs, as he played the part of Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson on the scout offensive team before a 33-28 Kansas City' win over Jackson’s Ravens on September 22.

Brown appeared in 31 games (25 starts) during his five years at South Carolina State University (2014-18) and registered 90 tackles, 26 passes defensed, seven interceptions and one sack.

In 2018, Brown made starts in all 11 games in which he appeared, finishing the season with 42 tackles, eight passes defensed, four interceptions and one sack.

As a junior in 2017, he started 10 games and registered 22 tackles, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.

In 2016, he appeared in 10 games (four starts) where he added 26 tackles and seven passes defensed.

A Santee native, Brown registered 62 tackles on defense to go along with 950 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns as a senior for the Lake Marion Gators.

Williams’ hamstring was injured Sunday on a non-contact play during the Chiefs’ 40-9 victory over the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Williams’ season is over with the Injured Reserve designation. He had rushed for 141 yards on 41 carries with three touchdowns this fall.

The Chiefs have three healthy running backs for Sunday’s game at New England: LeSean McCoy, rookie Darwin Thompson and Ware.


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