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Report: Brandon Browner visiting Patriots

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After coming to an agreement with Darrelle Revis on Wednesday, the New England Patriots are set to kick the tires on another former Pro Bowl cornerback.

According to Mark Ockerbloom of FOX 25 News in Boston, the Patriots are set to host former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner for a visit on Thursday.

Browner was recently reinstated to the league from an indefinite suspension handed down in December for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Browner and his agent, Peter Schaffer, reached an agreement with the league and the NFL Players Association to conditionally reinstate Browner with caveats if he continues to comply with the substance-abuse policy. Browner will still serve a four-game suspension to begin next season and will be docked an additional four game checks after that. However, Browner gained the ability to sign with an NFL team this offseason and participate in training camp and offseason activities before serving the suspension.

Browner made the Pro Bowl with Seattle in 2011 in his first year back in the NFL after several years playing for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Browner started eight games with the Seahawks in 2013 before a groin injury sidelined him. As he was getting close to returning from the injury, he was suspended. He finished the year with 19 tackles and one interception.

After handing a big deal to Revis, Browner should come cheap with his off-field issues still in the picture. Browner has already played across from Richard Sherman the last three seasons. Now he may get a chance to also play alongside Revis.

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26 Responses to “Report: Brandon Browner visiting Patriots”
  1. trevor123698 says: Mar 13, 2014 12:59 AM

    I absolutely love this if it happens. Now all they need is WIlfork to come back at anywhere above 70% of his past capabilities and to add some sort of pass rusher to play spot duty. This team might not appear to be on par with the hawks and broncos but if they can avoid major injury to brady and revis they will be there in the AFC championship and be far more dangerous than any of the past failures. Look out league.

  2. bigblu73 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:07 AM

    Wow, just Wow!!!

  3. bigdaddycool55 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:07 AM

    Would be an excellent addition after the suspension is over

  4. bigdaddycool55 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:08 AM

    Would be a nice pick up

  5. strokinmyego says: Mar 13, 2014 1:13 AM

    I’ll be curious to see what Browner will get for a deal. He’d be a nice addition for the Pats but I wonder how high they’d go with him considering his suspension and future risk. I can’t imagine much more than a one year 3-4 million dollar type offer from Belichick.

  6. heyitsmejosh says: Mar 13, 2014 1:15 AM

    ill take a defense with browner, revis, wilfork, jones, mayo, McCourty, hightower.

  7. miguelromerorhpat says: Mar 13, 2014 1:32 AM

    make it happen bill,for onceeee..imagine REVIS and BROWNER…gameeeee on denveeeeeeeer!!

  8. slbasegame257 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:34 AM

    That would be interesting to see and I hope BB gets a good deal but I doubt Bellichick would even have a clue how to use him right. GO HAWKS

  9. johnnyprc says: Mar 13, 2014 1:43 AM

    I think Browner was made to look good in a system with little weakness. If there was a weakness, I am sure Seattle fans will agree he was it. We got better when he left, as both Maxwell and Thurmond proved better at his slot.

  10. patsnation7 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:45 AM

    This would be a solid sign. He could be used as a safety

  11. rainmaker1982 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    Why not? Get as many DB’s as you can. Helps for camp competition.

  12. bartpkelly says: Mar 13, 2014 2:35 AM

    And then he will be flooded with questions about who is better…

    He is a great CB, and worth waiting 4 games for if the price is right.

  13. juliusanonymous says: Mar 13, 2014 2:40 AM

    Browner > Revis

  14. packerbackersince71 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:42 AM

    … I can see the Bandwagon in New England Now All Excited for ANOTHER Big Letdown !!! … HAHAHA !!! …

  15. robseahawksfan says: Mar 13, 2014 2:43 AM

    Pats would be getting a smart physical RCB – a co-founder of the Legion of Boom – to pair with Revis. Hope that my favorite team – or failing that another physical NFC team (SF, STL, AZ, CAR, TB) – meets up with yours next February.

  16. billybone says: Mar 13, 2014 2:46 AM

    We got plucked this year in free agency, if the Hawks still want ya BB even if you won’t start, stay home on the West Coast. The B in “B”oom stands for Brandon Browner….and of course Bam Bam Cam.

  17. rodneyharrisonstruckstick says: Mar 13, 2014 4:11 AM

    Reunite Revis and A. Cromarte! or pair him with Browner, Finnegan, Assante, etc and we’re back in this thing!! scary for yous guys

  18. chestercopperpot12 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:26 AM

    would love this move , not big money but would give them a good 2nd corner with revis .

  19. seatownballers says: Mar 13, 2014 6:32 AM

    Bet the jets sign Browner, to stick to the patriots

  20. qdog112 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:30 AM

    Smart move by NE. No WR wants to see a CB that huge playing press.

    He’ll land in a good spot. I think Idzik will get him in NY or maybe Gus Bradley will hire him in Jacksonville, if the price is right.

  21. pastabelly says: Mar 13, 2014 8:28 AM

    Not sure why Belichick would spend much on another corner. Dennard is very good and cheap. Unless Browner comes dirt cheap or can play some safety, this may just be a courtesy visit that was planned before the Revis signing.

  22. n2thaizzo says: Mar 13, 2014 8:34 AM

    As a Pats fan…I WOULD LOVE THIS!

  23. patriotinvasion says: Mar 13, 2014 8:40 AM

    Championship!

  24. freddypatsfan says: Mar 13, 2014 9:10 AM

    If he comes the secondary is done. Just add a pass rusher, D Tackle and reserve Linebacker, Then get a center, Tight End, and reciever in the draft

  25. revren10 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    question is can he stay clean from the weed and ped’s ?

  26. sweetnlow44 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:57 PM

    Coming from a Seahawks fan… Pump your brakes on your excitement, Pats fans. He’s a good locker room guy, but way over the hill at this point in his career. Big and strong, but has lost more than a step in coverage since a couple years ago and has always committed a ton of penalties. There’s a reason the Seahawks haven’t attempted to bring him back and it’s not all financial.

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