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Saints designate Brandon Browner as post-June 1 cut

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 04:  Brandon Browner #39 of the New Orleans Saints tackles  Lance Dunbar #25 of the Dallas Cowboys  during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Getty Images

That the Saints would be parting ways with cornerback Brandon Browner came as no surprise.

Browner was terrible on the field for New Orleans last season and already said his farewell to the city, but he technically remained a member of the team into the start of the new league year. Browner’s contract called for a $750,000 bonus on the third day of the league year, however, and that appears to have spurred his official departure.

According to multiple reports, Browner’s release will hit the transaction wire on Thursday and the Saints will designate Browner as a post-June 1 cut. That designation allows the Saints to spread the remaining cap hits from Browner’s signing bonus — a total of $2.6 million — out over the next two years rather than having it all hit the cap all at once, but means they won’t get immediate cap relief since his contract will stay on the books until June 1.

Browner will be free to sign with another team at any time, although his efforts from last season will likely be a sizable deterrent for some teams.

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7 Responses to “Saints designate Brandon Browner as post-June 1 cut”
  1. saints12013 says: Mar 10, 2016 7:29 AM

    I don’t know if we have the money, but go and make a push for Sean Smith.

  2. jgedgar70 says: Mar 10, 2016 7:51 AM

    Hope he signs with Atlanta or Tampa, so the Panthers can continue to count on those 50 free penalty yards each game.

  3. whatjusthapped says: Mar 10, 2016 8:26 AM

    He could sign with the Vikings if only he were older.

  4. TB12RALLYCRY says: Mar 10, 2016 8:52 AM

    I don’t know if we have the money, but go and make a push for Sean Smith.

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    jgedgar70 says:

    Smith is a Raider……….

  5. mrlaloosh says: Mar 10, 2016 9:26 AM

    Hope the TSA doesn’t call him for holding at the airport…

  6. papatoad says: Mar 10, 2016 10:50 AM

    Back to Seattle he goes.

  7. sb44champs says: Mar 10, 2016 2:07 PM

    Yeah, Browner couldn’t cover my grandpa

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