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49ers sign former Cowboys corner to strengthen thin DB room



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The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed CB Anthony Brown to a one-year deal.  

Brown (5-11, 196) was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Throughout his seven-year career with the Cowboys, he has appeared in 94 games (69 starts) and registered 316 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 59 passes defensed, nine interceptions, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He has also appeared in four postseason contests (three starts) and tallied 11 tackles, one pass defensed and one interception.  

In 2022, Brown started 12 games for the Cowboys and registered 42 tackles, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble before being placed on the Injured Reserve List on December 10, 2022. He signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on August 30, 2023 and was released by the team on September 14, 2023.  

A 29-year-old native of Tampa, FL, Brown attended Purdue University for four years (2012-15), where he appeared in 46 games and registered 188 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 23 passes defensed, four interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.