It sounds like there won't be any more two claps and a Ric Flair in Indianapolis, as according to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo former Colts safety Sergio Brown will be signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars today.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>S Sergio Brown expected to agree to a deal with the Jaguars today, sources say. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2ClapsAndARicFlair?src=hash">#2ClapsAndARicFlair</a></p>— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/575338956495020032">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Over the past three seasons with the Colts, Brown has played in 45 games (eight starts) and recorded 53 tackles, a sack, and seven passes defensed. In 2014, he started eight games at safety for the Colts, first stepping in for LaRon Landry during his suspension but then winning the job even upon Landry's initial return. Brown was a noticeable upgrade over Landry and was a solid player last year, and over his entire tenure with the Colts he was a fantastic special teams player. It will be a significant loss for the Colts on special teams and also on defense, as they are lacking in safety depth even more now if Brown leaves.
It is kind of ironic that Brown, who was burned by Cecil Shorts in week three in 2012 as the Jaguars beat the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, will now be signing with the Jaguars. Clearly, though, that play wasn't indicative of how Brown performed during his three seasons with the Colts, as he emerged into a great special teamer and, in 2014, showed that he could hold his own at safety as well. And it sounds like he'll be facing the Colts twice every year now. Good for him, but it's a noticeable loss for the Colts.