In attempt to answer questions that surfaced this week at outside linebacker, the Steelers have signed Chad Brown.
Brown, who started his career with the Steelers and played here from 1993-97, was supposed to practice with the team Thursday afternoon.
He has made the Pro Bowl three times during his 14-year career and played for the New England Patriots last season.
Reserve linebacker James Harrison (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs and starting linebacker Joey Porter (hamstring) is questionable.
“Chad’s been in this business a long time,” starting defensive end Aaron Smith said. “He has a high motor. He can help this team out.”