The New Orleans Saints will sign veteran receiver Vincent Brown, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Monday.

Brown, 27, has spent five seasons in the NFL, including four with the San Diego Chargers, the team that drafted him out of San Diego State with a third-round pick in 2011.

A 5-11, 190-pounder, Brown missed all of 2012 with a broken ankle, then put together his best season in 2013 by making 41 catches for 472 yards and a touchdown.

After that season, Brown signed a one-year deal with Oakland, but he only spent one year with the Raiders and then went back to San Diego for a one-game cameo last season.

By signing Brown, the Saints added a veteran who can compete for a roster spot in one of the youngest position groups on the team.