He should be ready to return to workouts early this summer.
Brown suffered the injury in a punting drill. He was rushing the punter and had his knee rolled on during the play.
A native of Charlotte, Brown played in 11 games last year for 212 plays and had 17 tackles, including two tackles for loss and four quarterback pressures. He is a veteran of 35 games in his career and has 50 tackles. He missed two games last year due to a high ankle sprain, an injury he suffered on his second snap against Boston College. But he was in good health at the time of the injury. He was competing for a starting defensive end position this spring.
Brown lettered in 2007 and 2008, then red-shirted the 2009 season.