Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is the newest member of the New England Patriots. According to a report by WEEI on March 14, the Patriots and Browner have agreed to a three-year deal worth $17 million.
As the deal was first reported as being done on Thursday night by several sources, Browner’s agent denied that the deal was actually done. But it seems an agreement was inevitable, as Browner will join a Patriots secondary that includes Darrelle Revis who was singed to a one-year deal. Browner brings size and attitude the Patriots defense, but his signing does come with a risk.
The 29-year-old former All-Pro cornerback recently had a suspension lifted for violating the league’s drug policy. He will, however, have to sit out the first four games of the 2014 season as part of the suspension. The acquisition is risky for Bill Belichick and the Patriots, but if Browner stays clean and comes true on his commitment to the game, the Patriots secondary will be one to be reckoned with.
After the announcement was made, Browner tweeted on his personal account about joining a “legendary organization.”
“Today, I am proud to announce that I am a New England Patriot. I am honored that the Patriots are making me part of their legendary organization, and am grateful for the opportunity Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Nick Caserio and the entire team have given me.”
Brandon Browner went on to thank the Seattle Seahawks organization and fans for giving him the opportunity to prove himself in the NFL.
The 6-foot-4, 221-pound cornerback has 10 career interceptions.
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