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.