Saints announce Brandon Browner signing

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It didn’t take long for the Saints and cornerback Brandon Browner to hammer out the remaining details of a contract.

PFT reported around 2 p.m. ET that the Saints and Browner were closing in on a deal that would land the former Patriot and Seahawk in New Orleans. Less than an hour later, the Saints announced that they had signed Browner.

The team offered no details of the contract, although Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it is a three-year deal worth roughly $18 million. The Saints are said to like Browner’s leadership in addition to his ability to fill a starting cornerback role on a defense that needs to be much better next season.

Browner also drew interest from the Redskins, but never made it to Washington for a visit. Mike Jones of the Washington Post points out that Browner also cancelled a visit with the team last year when he signed with the Patriots. Perhaps the third time will turn out to be the charm.

43 responses to “Saints announce Brandon Browner signing

  1. Don’t get me wrong, happy to have him but $6 mil/yr for 3 years??? He’s 30 yrs old, right? I good with all the other moves but this one is borderline. There is a very thin line between insanity and genius and I pray that we’re on the right side of that line this time.

  2. New Orleans has to be one great city to celebrate a new contract in around this time of year (Sunday is Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday).

  3. Browner is an awful corner.

    Holding or PI on every play.

    Last year in 9 games…

    1 Int(tipped to him), 7 passes defensed, 14 PENALTIES.

  4. That dude has serious arms. You’ve got to give him that. Guess it makes it easier to hold.

  5. Jets bring back another of their former CBs, reaching agreement with Antonio Cromartie, per source. Cromartie-Revis teamed again. -Adam Schefter

  6. goingthextramile says:
    Mar 12, 2015 3:08 PM
    Jets add Cromartie.
    Patriots lose Browner.
    It’s another good day.
    Why would you think that?
    You used to have Revis and Cromartie together when they were both younger and you still couldn’t beat the Patriots. It won’t help you enough now either.

  7. Browner is an awful corner.

    Holding or PI on every play.

    Last year in 9 games…

    1 Int(tipped to him), 7 passes defensed, 14 PENALTIES.

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    As a Pats fan who got to watch him every game Sept thru Feb I don’t think those stats tell the whole picture on what Browner brings to the position.

    He is a thumper and enforcer – flags are part of the package.

  8. Jets fans do a lot of talking for a 4 – 12 team. What is a guy doing on a Saints thread talking the Jets?

    goingthextramile, when exactly did a team that “won” in free agency actually win the next season? I can’t recall.

    We heard that from Denver last year. Miami the year before. We are hearing it from the Jets, Buffalo, Miami and Indy this year. I don’t think these signings mean what you think they mean.

    goingthextramile, we see it as the NFL’s version of Dante’s Inferno. You guys are just on different rings of the same hell.

  9. goingthextramile says: Mar 12, 2015 3:08 PM

    Jets add Cromartie.
    Patriots lose Browner.
    It’s another good day.

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    Great they have all these CBs to cover Gronk…

  10. “Where are the Jets getting all of this cash to spend? Although without a QB they will still suck.”

    Idzik, the guy they now slam, saved it in prior years. They still need to sign their two star players Wilkerson and Richardson so they might want to save some cash for those signings.

  11. pedmeg says: Mar 12, 2015 3:20 PM

    Browner is an awful corner.

    Holding or PI on every play.

    Last year in 9 games…

    1 Int(tipped to him), 7 passes defensed, 14 PENALTIES.

    ==========================

    As a Pats fan who got to watch him every game Sept thru Feb I don’t think those stats tell the whole picture on what Browner brings to the position.

    He is a thumper and enforcer – flags are part of the package.
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    I’m a Pats fan and watched him every game as well.

    He had 26 tackles last year. He’s a liability in the 2ndary. A Pats fan would realize that when Belichick let him go, even under market value.

  12. His only value is covering TEs and huge slow WRs.

    Maybe he’ll work well to cover Kelvin.

    Julio and Mike Evans will torch him.

  13. Looks like his two-year streak of playing for the Super Bowl winner has come to a sudden and crashing halt.

  14. Maybe he’ll work well to cover Kelvin.

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    Benjamin’s a lot faster than people give him credit for and has extremely loose enough hips for his size to develop into a very good route runner. He’s just extremely inconsistent with his game, which is somewhat expected for a rookie

  15. Oh sheesh…can “the most annoying insufferable fanatics” in pro sports” Pats fan (to quote Micheal Smith podcast) just go away to your private Hoodie slash Uggz thread and whine or spout OPINIONs (not facts like GOAT this or that). Good move Saints, need a big corner in this division.

  16. For 6 mil a year maybe he can finally learn not to bite on every double move he encounters.

  17. Well kid the Patriots didn’t mind the holding because they signed him away fron the Seahawks. U stay a fan (and obviously not a GOOD 1). Any coach will tell u if your secondary LEADS or is a top 3 tackler something is wrong w/your defense. The LBs & d-line should have the most tackles. Not a cornerback. If he played his position well on the pass his tackle rating should be low. What corner gets 10 tackles a game? LOL U obiviosly DO watch the game. U just don’t know what’s going on during it.

  18. The Saints have cap issues. I’ll bet that next year they will have more problems. They better hope the cap rises by another 5-10 MM next year.

  19. If not for Browner jamming Kearse the Pats don’t win the Super Bowl. You Pats fans have short memories.

  20. Good signing for the Saints…Browner is a big, aggressive force in the secondary…he draws penalties, but he wears down receivers and gets in their heads. I hated him when he played for the Seahawks but loved him as a Patriot. Losing him is worse, IMO, than losing Revis.

  21. I’m sure Bill would have liked to keep Revis. Browner, it seems obvious was shown the door.

    I don’t claim to understand why exactly, but Browner always seemed to have safety help with Revis nailing the other side down. Just about any corner can be successful with a free safety watching the top.

  22. The Saints have cap issues. I’ll bet that next year they will have more problems. They better hope the cap rises by another 5-10 MM next year.

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    Saints are actually now under the cap, and will the release of Thomas, Lofton, Graham and Grubbs, we’ve freed up future cap room.

    Especially with our current 8 draft picks in all rounds but #4. We’ll be able to pick up a slew of rookies at a much, much cheaper price.

    Saints will be fine, don’t you worry! Nobody thought they would have a Top #5 offense for the past 9 years or a SB under their belt. Saints know what they’re doing.

  23. intrafinesse says:
    Mar 12, 2015 4:17 PM
    The Saints have cap issues. I’ll bet that next year they will have more problems. They better hope the cap rises by another 5-10 MM next year.
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    NEWSFLASH: Even with this signing, the Saints are around 5 mill under this seasons cap and around 35 million under next years estimates, via spotrac (who actually use numbers instead of guesses.)

    The end of the Saints has been exaggerated. Younger offensive line complete with an All-Pro center, (finally) a second competent starting corner and an extra first round pick. Jimmy Graham is a great player but New Orleans is a better team than it was Monday. You mouth breathers have fun with you ignorant “hurr durr, cap hell.” From $20 million over the cap to $5 million under AND $35 million under next year AND all done without have to kick any of Brees’ cap money down the line.

    Mickey Loomis is better at this than your GM.

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