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Brandon Browner | Defensive Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 221
College: Oregon State
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Saints signed CB Brandon Browner, formerly of the Patriots, to a three-year, $15 million contract.
The deal makes sense on paper as the Saints needed to shore up their secondary and Browner was one of the best cornerbacks left available. Browner was pursued by Cleveland and Washington prior to signing with New Orleans. The Saints could use a playmaker in the secondary after forcing just 12 interceptions last season, ninth-fewest in the NFL. Unfortunately for them, Browner is better at getting flagged for pass interference than taking the ball away from the offense. Mar 12 - 2:46 PM

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The Saints are close to signing former Patriots CB Brandon Browner.

A source told Profootballtalk the deal is "almost finished." The Saints were also showing interest in former Packer Tramon Williams, though that ship has likely sailed now that Browner is a John Hancock away from joining the team. The Patriots made almost no effort to retain him, perhaps because of Browner's penchant for getting flagged. Browner also got beat several times on deep balls last season, though his tight coverage on Jermaine Kearse helped Malcolm Butler catch the game-winning interception in last month's Super Bowl. He's one of the biggest corners in the league at 6'4" and 221 pounds.
Mar 12 - 2:07 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints are offering free agent CB Brandon Browner more than $5 million per year.

With Patrick Robinson a free agent, Keenan Lewis coming off an injury-plagued down season, and 2014 second-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste playing just eight snaps as a rookie, the Saints are desperate for corner help. Browner is expected to have a hot market as he attempts to land one more big contract.
Mar 12 - 10:40 AM

ESPN 980 Washington reports free agent Brandon Browner plans to visit the Redskins.

Browner visited the Saints on Wednesday. It's unclear if he's left town without a deal, or when he would visit Washington.
Mar 12 - 12:18 AM

Free agent CB Brandon Browner will visit with the Saints on Wednesday.

Browner has been on the Saints' radar since the start of free agency. The Redskins, Browns, Jaguars, and Ravens are also interested. All five teams need help at corner, and Browner has a history with Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley from Seattle. The Patriots may also remain in the mix.
Mar 11 - 8:11 AM

The Saints are interested in signing free agent CB Brandon Browner.

Adding Browner won't make up for the loss of Jimmy Graham, but it would be a start. Only seven teams allowed more passing yards than New Orleans last season, so the Saints could definitely use some help in the secondary. The Patriots declined Browner's option earlier today, making him a free agent. The 30-year-old has been on the winning side in each of the last two Super Bowls.
Mar 10 - 6:19 PM

The Patriots declined Brandon Browner's option, making him a free agent.

Now the Patriots are at risk of losing their two starting corners. At 6'4" and 221 pounds, Browner might be the most physical cornerback in football. Browner kept some of the league's best wide receivers in check last season including Calvin Johnson and Jordy Nelson. Though talented, Browner is hugely penalty-prone and once served a four-game suspension for PED use. In addition to the Patriots, the Jets, Cowboys and Eagles are also in the market for cornerbacks.
Mar 10 - 4:06 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Patriots CB Brandon Browner a cornerback "to watch for the Eagles."

The Eagles need a bookend for Byron Maxwell after severing ties with Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher. Philadelphia's pass-defense scheme is similar to Seattle's, where Browner developed into a solid starter following a CFL stint. NFL Network's Albert Breer reported Tuesday that Browner will not take a pay cut to stay in New England. Thus, he may become a free agent soon.
Mar 10 - 2:58 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are allowing CB Brandon Browner to "explore his value around the league."

Monday is the deadline for the Pats to exercise Browner's $1.9 million team option. If they do, Browner then takes home a $2 million roster bonus on Tuesday. He'd come with a $4.8 million cap number for 2015, something the Pats want to reduce. It sounds like they'll cut him loose absent a reduction. Cutting Browner would be a sign the Pats are planning for Darrelle Revis to return for a second season in New England.
Mar 9 - 2:11 PM

Brandon Browner (knee) is listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game.

Browner suffered a knee injury late in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Ravens. He was limited in practice this week, but his status was never in doubt. With Darrelle Revis expected to shadow T.Y. Hilton, Browner will cover Donte Moncrief and Reggie Wayne.
Jan 16 - 4:48 PM

Brandon Browner said he won't miss any time despite leaving Saturday's win over the Ravens with a knee injury.

Browner, the oversized bookend to Darrelle Revis, left in the third quarter and did not return. "I feel good," he said after the game. "Just being cautious." Logan Ryan will be the next man up in the AFC Championship Game if Browner's optimism proves unfounded.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 10 - 10:25 PM

Patriots RCB Brandon Browner was forced from New England's Divisional Round win over the Ravens with a knee injury.

Browner went down in the second half, and did not return. He committed a huge defensive pass interference penalty on Torrey Smith before getting injured. Browner was thoroughly average during the regular season, but would be a big loss for a Pats team that will have to slow either Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck in the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 10 - 9:39 PM

Patriots CB Brandon Browner expects to make his 2014 debut in Thursday's game against the Jets.

It's unclear if Browner will immediately slide in opposite Darrelle Revis. We'd guess he'll be on a snap count against the Jets. Browner hasn't played since last Week 10 with the Seahawks.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Patriots CB Brandon Browner will not play in Week 6 against the Bills.

Browner was activated this week, but still isn't ready to make his Patriots debut. Alfonzo Dennard will likely start opposite LCB Darrelle Revis.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Patriots activated RCB Brandon Browner from suspension.

Browner figures to be eased into the lineup across from LCB Darrelle Revis, but should play in Week 6 against the Bills, perhaps on a limited basis. Browner is a 6-foot-4, 221-pound press coverage maven formerly of Seattle.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:00:00 PM