RIO DE JANEZ — It was a beautiful day for the Baltimore Ravens.
The team announced the retirement of rookie runningback Derrick Brown and signed free-agent signee Jake Elliott, the team announced Tuesday.
“We want to thank Derrick Brown, Jake Elliott and all of the fans for the passion, support and loyalty they have shown us over the years,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement.
“We wish them nothing but the best and wish them success in the future.”
Brown had an outstanding career that began in 2012 and was selected in the second round by the Ravens in the 2013 NFL Draft.
He started every game for the Ravens and finished with 5,846 yards and 31 touchdowns.
He had four 1,000-yard rushing seasons in the NFL, which also included a 1,600-yard receiving season.
Elliott, a former wide receiver at the University of Michigan, was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but he did not make the team.
He was a fifth-round pick by the New York Jets in the 2015 NFL Draft and has appeared in five games.
Elliott was signed by the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 6.