According to a source with the Steelers, Brown has been offered
a starting job by the Patriots, who are looking to replace inside
linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Bruschi is expected to sit out this
season after suffering a stroke.
The Steelers were offering the 35-year-old Brown, who was
released by the Seattle Seahawks last month, only a backup
In other news Friday, tight end Heath Miller, the team's top draft
pick participated in the opening practice of the team's
There had been some question whether either player would
participate in any drills after undergoing surgery to repair sports
hernias, a condition that caused Miller to slip in last month's
The Steelers' mini-camp will run through this weekend.