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Browner heads to Washington today

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Yes, Brandon Browner was scheduled to travel to Washington on Thursday night to visit the Redskins.  No, the visit wasn’t canceled.  It was moved to Friday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, and PFT has confirmed, that Browner’s visit to Washington will happen on Friday.  Per a league source, the visit was delayed because Browner’s Thursday visit to the Patriots lasted longer than anticipated.

Negotiations also are occurring with the Saints and Raiders for Browner.  While his four-game suspension to start the season could be regarded as an impediment, his availability for the offseason program, training camp, and the preseason allows him to be fully prepared for his return.

Cut by the Broncos in 2006, Browner returned to the NFL in 2011 and became a starter with the Seahawks.

Last night, Browner’s agent, Peter Schaffer, reacted angrily to a report from NFL Media that Browner had agreed to terms with the Patriots, providing a quote that is destined to land on a PFT-commissioned T-shirt:  “I just wanna play hockey.”

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  1. theycallmeyango says: Mar 14, 2014 10:06 AM

    He’s a Patriot already just stop with all this posturing

  2. hawkstradamus says: Mar 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    This is as close as rg3-13 will ever get to a Superbowl. The redskins are a lost cause. Have these guys won a playoff game since Heath Schuler was drafted?

  3. TurnerSchottenheimerSpurrierGibbsZornShanahanGruden says: Mar 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    Who cares about what team he signs with. Did his agents hockey team win?? That’s what really matters.

  4. adeedothatswho says: Mar 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    Sherman congratulated him last night on twitter. Seems like he wants to be there, probably taking other interviews to drive up his price a little.

  5. believeland2014 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:12 AM

    Heard he cancelled his visit to washington.

  6. 5to46hawkfan says: Mar 14, 2014 10:18 AM

    Why? Why? Why? (Shaking head back n forth)

  7. thegronk87 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:20 AM

    Albert breer says he’s still in boston and that visit with redskins is cancelled.

  8. theycallmeyango says: Mar 14, 2014 10:20 AM

    I heard his team was up by three goals in the third period, but by the time he got back from answering all those phone calls the other team came back and they had already lost the shoot-out

  9. ebr362 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:21 AM

    Typical Patriot arrogance.

  10. runmarshawnrun says: Mar 14, 2014 10:29 AM

    Browner isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, so it’s entirely possible that he thought he was going to NE, and that they had a deal in place, and then he told his friends.

    Meanwhile, his agent is trying to find leverage from other teams to squeeze a bit more money on a guy that has – let’s face it – a limited shelf life in the NFL.

    Which is why the story of his agent trying to play hockey while Browner is out visiting these teams is funny to me. My guess is his agent would rather be dealing with anything other than this knucklehead. Probably why he’s not with Browner on these trips!

  11. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:35 AM

    Has this team ever won a playoff game since Heath Shuler was drafted

    For Somebody that thinks they know football why are you so uninformed??? 1999 playoff berth and advanced to the next round

    2005 same thing

    watch out 2014 times up!!!!

  12. 6thsense10 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:36 AM

    We need Browner bad. Our secondary was so difficult to watch last year. The major problem with the Skins last year wasn’t the offense. It was the secondary that gave up big points and took us away from utilizing Alfred Morris (who average 5.0 yards per carry). Some games he wouldn’t even carry the ball 12 times a game. And because he isn’t much of a receiving threat our best offensive weapon last year was on the bench when the score got out of hand for good chunks of the game. Fix the defense and we have a fighting chance.

  13. nonamechangecom says: Mar 14, 2014 10:46 AM

    Again, Low risk…

  14. rc33 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:48 AM

    Best you’ll get is a 12-game season out of Browner next year, so it’s a bit complicated. The Redskins have a real need, moreso than even the Saints or N.E.

  15. oreo51 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:50 AM

    As a Seahawk fan, I love Browner. He was out played by Byron Maxwell once Max got on the field. He is a press corner and his size allows him to do that very effectively. Do not try and use him in a zone defense too much and he will be fine. He could also move to SS and be effective although at this point in his career he would probably prefer to stay at CB.

  16. kingokra says: Mar 14, 2014 11:02 AM

    Come to New Orleans, Brandon. Please leave the PEDs in Seattle so that they can remain competitive.

  17. tedmurph says: Mar 14, 2014 11:04 AM

    He’s gonna play for NE and he’s gonna play safety.

  18. Noel Thomas says: Mar 14, 2014 11:09 AM

    Browner’s agent is playing basketball and is highly annoyed at having to stop dribbiing to debunk the irresponisble journalists who are reporting that Browner will visit the Redskins. “I just wanna shoot hoops.”

  19. ez4u2sa says: Mar 14, 2014 11:09 AM

    Can’t blame the guy for wanting to go to New England. I mean, consider the alternatives.

  20. themagicman1223 says: Mar 14, 2014 11:11 AM

    Considering Bruce Irvin and Sherman’s tweets I’d say he’s already a Patriot…

  21. barrstarr says: Mar 14, 2014 11:11 AM

    Not sure what’s worse, signing Cowboys or Seahawks…SMH

  22. thefox61 says: Mar 14, 2014 11:16 AM

    But, but, but…. Where are all the PED people at NOW!!!
    I seem to remember when he was on the Seahawks he was a worthless cheater that should be banished for life from the NFL.
    Huh?

  23. akshunj says: Mar 14, 2014 11:17 AM

    Good back and forth on this last night between Schefter and Rappaport

  24. nativeraider says: Mar 14, 2014 11:18 AM

    Im happy the Raiders are showing interest. Im willing to look past the suspension. We did the same thing with Andre Holmes last year. I think he can be a corner but I wouldn’t mind turning him into a FS a year from now to replace Woodson.

  25. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 14, 2014 11:40 AM

    I hope we dont sign him. We have six corners under contract and three are still on their rookie contract. They will never develop if we keep signing losers from loser organizations

  26. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 14, 2014 11:42 AM

    Amerson Crawford and minnifield deserve play time

  27. koolrepetoire says: Mar 14, 2014 11:42 AM

    Hi haters! 4 CB’s who can cover & make plays. Coach up Rambo, Thomas, & Amerson.

  28. oreo51 says: Mar 14, 2014 11:52 AM

    It is rather hilarious how many Seahawk haters are on here desperate to poach Seahawk players, PED’s, pot and all. Fortunately, the Hawks have a deep bench. Browner was replaced by Maxwell and this turned out to be an upgrade. We cannot keep them all. Good luck, BB.

  29. micknangold says: Mar 14, 2014 11:55 AM

    If he left Foxboro without signing that means he’s probably not going to the Patriots. I can see why the agent was so aggravated about the false report now.

  30. bushwoodcc says: Mar 14, 2014 12:19 PM

    He hadn’t left the area as of this morning. I’m not saying he isn’t going to Washington…but when this story was written he still hadn’t left.

    Albert Breer just tweeted about an hour ago and said two Redskins sources have told him Browner trip to DC has been cancelled.

  31. tigerlilac says: Mar 14, 2014 12:36 PM

    “If he left Foxboro without signing that means he’s probably not going to the Patriots. I can see why the agent was so aggravated about the false report now.”

    Nothing worse than a Jets fan looking at a fact pattern through the lens of a New Yorker and talking trash about the Patriots. The agent wants the most money and Browner wants to have that and play for a winner. No one in their right mind would pick the Redskins over the Patriots if the money was in the same ballpark.

  32. pastabelly says: Mar 14, 2014 12:39 PM

    I’d be surprised if the Redskins let him leave the building without a contract. Also, the Patriots might want to focus on a pass rusher and bringing back Edelman. Browner would be a luxury with Revis and Dennard in the fold.

  33. jimmygraham2handslam says: Mar 14, 2014 1:24 PM

    Ian Rapoport is a complete buffoon. All i gotta say is watch his pathetic backtracking after his ben roethlisberger “breaking news” last year regarding ben asking out of pitt. You lost all credibility Ian. Sorry buddy, I actually used to be a fan.

  34. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Mar 14, 2014 1:40 PM

    Rapaport is still better than JLC though

  35. tigerlilac says: Mar 14, 2014 1:40 PM

    “Brandon Browner has spread the word to those close to him that he has agreed with the #Patriots. Thus, my report that he has agreed.” Ian Rapoport

    These tweets need a qualification but the agents can’t blame reporters for their own guys talking out of school. The Patriots keep negotiations close to the vest so Peter Schaffer should just state the facts (no deal is signed) and not pour gas on the media reports.

    As for Adam Schefter, he is the biggest blowhard of all the reporters. Let’s see if Browner actually goes to Washington.

  36. nealc53 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:46 PM

    Fix Redskin DEFENSE and they will be a
    PLAY OFF TEAM!! EASY!!!

  37. hendawg21 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:30 PM

    Well, watching what Denver and NE are up to it’s quiet obvious they are in for the now the window is closing in on them quickly Peyton and Brady who knows how much longer they have or what state the respective teams will be in???? Seattle won the SB and are losing players then you have the Denvers and NE’s grabbing up whatever big name they can to try and win one more before the aging stars can’t get it done anymore…

  38. drbjr320 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:46 PM

    not sure how you’re lumping the patriots in with the broncos spending frenzy? denver handed out 56 million in guaranteed money over 9 years in the last few days. pats are on the hook for one season at 12 million with revis. even if they sign browner, it won’t be the same as denver throwing money around to take advantage of the manning window.

    the patriots are never in the ‘win now at the expense of the future’ category.

  39. shjmmy says: Mar 14, 2014 3:05 PM

    Why go to Washington? “Yea, I heard Albert Haynesworth used to play here.”

  40. seahawksbmx says: Mar 14, 2014 3:05 PM

    Mr. Spliff Goes to Washington.

  41. patriotslove12 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:11 PM

    Browner, if winning is important to you come to New England. It will allow you to inflate your value for a big payoff in the near future. And, lets be serious, Oakland, New Orleans (who just blew up their team), and Washington, as our competition? Really though, I’m still laughing.

  42. u4iadman says: Mar 14, 2014 3:19 PM

    Brady and Pats on decline, why go there is the correct response.
    You should beg to be a backup in Denver or stay in Seattle.

  43. skinsdiehard says: Mar 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    Skins won division in 2012 with offensive rookie of the year. How quickly folks forget! Just an off season in 2013. Will be right back in the hunt for division title in 2014.

  44. mattw70 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:03 PM

    Always laugh when I see Seattle fans talking trash about how long the Redskins have been bad.Like they have been good for soooo long.

  45. lucasblack12 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    New Orleans blew up there team? You my friend are an idiot, they got rid of aging vets and added the best safety in free agency to a defense that improved more from one year to the next than any other team in history. Get a grip bro, it’s called switching philosophies and realizing defenses still win championships, Seattle showed Denver and everyone else that.

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