The New England Patriots have reached a 3 year deal with CB Brandon Browner worth $17 million, according to Adam Schefter.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
The Patriots not only picked up a top two corner Wedsenday night in Darrelle Revis but added another good corner to the team in Browner.
More teams want to model their secondary after the Seahawk secondary, nicknamed “Legion of Boom”, with corners the size of wide receivers.
Browner has monster size that no doubt attracted the Patriots to him and many other suitors, but Browner seemed determined to play in New England.
Brandon Browner is 6’4 and 221 pounds and hits like a Mac truck.
Browner was an undrafted free agent signed by the Denver Broncos in 2005 but suffered a fractured left forearm in August that cost him to miss the 2005 season. He was released the next year.
Browner, then went into the CFL to play for the Calgary Stampeders. During his time there he won the Grey Cup and named to All Star team.
Browner signed with Seattle in 2011, and played every game that season.
In 2012, Browner was suspended 4 games due to for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy for using a prescription drug. He still made the Pro Bowl.
Last Decemeber, Browner was suspended again for the remainder of the season due to a substance abuse issue related to missing drug tests during the time Browner was undrafted by an NFL team, while playing football in the CFL, and prior to signing with Seattle.
Browner was reinstated by the NFL in early March but will have to miss the first four games of the season.
In 2013, Browner played in 8 games and recorded 9 tackles, 1 interception, and 10 passes defended.
In 2012, Browner played in 12 games and recorded 44 tackles, 3 force fumbles, 3 interceptions, and 6 passes defended.
In 2011, Browner played in 16 games and recorded 54 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 23 passes defended.