Veteran NFL offensive lineman Ray Brown enters his first season as Arizona’s offensive line coach, making his return to the franchise after playing the same position with the Cardinals for three years (1986-88). He re-joined the Cardinals organization on 2/14/18 after a seven-year stint coaching with the Carolina Panthers (2011-17).
An eighth-round pick (201st overall) by the Cardinals in the 1986 NFL Draft out of Arkansas State, Brown played in 262 regular season games (205 starts) and 11 postseason contests at guard and tackle in his 20-year NFL career with four different franchises: St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals (1986-88), Washington Redskins (1989-95; 2004-05), San Francisco 49ers (1996-2001), and Detroit Lions (2002-03). He was a member of the Redskins Super Bowl XXVI championship team and earned Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors with the 49ers in 2001. Brown became the oldest player to ever start an NFL postseason game when he opened the contest at right guard for the Redskins against the Seahawks in the 2005 NFC Divisional Playoff at 43 years and 336 days old.