Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is entering the final year of the three-year contract he signed with Seattle in 2011 after four years in the Canadian Football League.
Despite blossoming into a Pro Bowl selection in his first season back in the NFL, Browner has been stuck with the league-minimum contract he originally signed with the Seahawks two seasons ago.
As training camp opened for Seattle on Thursday, Browner was given a bump in pay by the Seahawks for the final year of his contract. Terms of the increase were not disclosed. The deal was only noted as an adjustment/pay raise by a team spokesperson.
Browner lost $109,411 in base salary in 2012 due to a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and was also fined $7,875 for a personal four against Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.
The pay raise for Browner could act as a pseudo-reimbursement for some of the lost pay from last season and as a reward for out playing the value of the contract he originally signed with the team. Browner was scheduled to make $555,000 in base salary this season.