Brandon Browner heads back to Seattle

AP

The unsung hero of the Super Bowl that ended in a loss for the Seahawks is heading back to Seattle.

Per a league source, and confirming multiple reports, cornerback Brandon Browner will re-sign with the Seahawks on Monday. He returns after spending a year with the Patriots and a season with the Saints.

It was Browner who allowed cornerback Malcolm Butler to be in position to make a game-saving goal-line interception of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Browner, in the final game of his only season in New England, prevented receiver Jermaine Kearse from getting through to pick Butler.

Browner was a disappointment for the Saints last year. He recently disclosed that he played through a torn MCL.

After originally entering the NFL in 2005, Browner landed in the CFL. That’s where the Seahawks discovered him in 2011.

Browner, who turns 32 in August, adds depth at the Ringo Starr position in the Legion of Boom, led for the past four years by cornerback Richard Sherman and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.

61 responses to “Brandon Browner heads back to Seattle

  1. Why??? He is terrible and has always been a foul machine!! Put him at nickel at least and let lane do his thing! What an awful decision. Watch him cost us 500 yards this season.

  2. Doubt he makes the roster with lane, Shead, Smith, Simon and seisay there pre draft. But nice depth

    Now draft us spriggs or ifedi to that offensive line

  3. I think he’ll fare well there. I am not sure how the Saints used him but I am almost willing to bet Carroll will use him better like Belichick did. Hes physical but does draw ALOT of flags.

  4. Back to the future? He needs to adjust his game or with that secondary every team is going to throw right at him and watch the penalty yardage pile up. If anyone can get him there it’s Kris Richard who brought him along in the first place. His presence makes this a worthwhile roll roll of the dice for Seattle

  5. I dunno, 3rd stage offender, blew coverage on the superbowl with us then, wanted more money, left, now crawling back. Hope he doesn’t screw up the team. Again

  6. Physical guy on the outside, allows Lane to play more slot. Played hurt last year but he’s healthy now. Seahawks now have about 20 CB’s on the roster.

    13-3, Super Bowl!

  7. He will not make the roster… He is done. By far the worst player in the NFL last year. I live down here in Who Dat country and he was horrendous week after week. I don’t buy his excuse of the torn MCL either. He is just terrible at his craft… Would be nice tho if he did make the Seahawks being that my Cards play them twice…

  8. He will be their starter if the Seahawks go back to their standard operating procedure of PI on every play. Listening to Browner complain about the rules while on other teams was hilarious. He was so pissed the rest of the secondaries he played with wouldn’t commit PI every play so he could get away with it the majority of the time.

  9. Camp depth signing for sure, kicking the tires to see what is left and if he can perform in a system where he has proven himself. If it’s cheap and he can also play special teams, it could be useful to keep him on the roster.

    What NO fans don’t understand is that he’s no shut down corner. If you’re expecting him to be your “best” DB, you’re in trouble. His success (see Byron Maxwell & Walter Thurmond) was a product of the Seahawks defensive scheme. NE also utilized him well. While I wouldn’t go as far as calling him an ‘unsung hero’ of SB49, his physicality on that play certainly played a factor.

  10. This is not a significant signing, but I am glad he is coming back to the Seahawks to give it another try……..This is clearly to add depth and to see if he can help the Seahawks this season……He may not make the active roster, given the core of the defense is talented and improved over his play last with the team…..I suspect this is another minimum salary type signing and he was talked into it by his former and now current teammates……

  11. Seahawks at new England. Great match up
    Patriots at Denver great match up.

    Enjoy Brady while you can he will be gone soon.

    Love him or hate him he brings excitement to Sunday. Manning will be missed.

  12. Torn MCL my $$$. Problem was simple. Seattle’s game plan is to hold until they get tired of calling it. The Saints don’t get away with that kind of thing, plain and simple. Now the problem is gonna be that he now labeled as a guy known for holding. Can’t wait to burn him!

  13. cardsfann1 says:

    He will not make the roster… He is done. By far the worst player in the NFL last year. I live down here in Who Dat country and he was horrendous week after week. I don’t buy his excuse of the torn MCL either. He is just terrible at his craft… Would be nice tho if he did make the Seahawks being that my Cards play them twice…
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    Won’t matter. You guys will be done by week 6.

  14. He hasn’t been the same since the NFL decided Seattle’s strategy of committing PI on every play because the refs weren’t going to call a penalty on every play. Since that time Browner has been pretty terrible. Now he’s older and if his level of play in New Orleans is any indication of what they are getting then I doubt he’s on their roster at season’s end.

  15. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Apr 17, 2016 3:37 PM
    Physical guy on the outside, allows Lane to play more slot. Played hurt last year but he’s healthy now. Seahawks now have about 20 CB’s on the roster.

    13-3, Super Bowl!

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    Dream on. The team will never be the same after the dumbest play call in history in SB 49.

  16. Good for him. He can be a piece to the puzzle there. Seattle will know how and when to use him. He’s still pretty good. Seems like a good guy and good team mate. Thanks for 2014 and good luck.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 6:09 PM
    Dream on. The team will never be the same after the dumbest play call in history in SB 49.
    ________________

    Says the Jets fan that posts with a Pats user name. The Jets haven’t been the same since they won one…almost 50 years ago. If that play had worked it would have been brilliant and the story of the game would instead have been the preposterous catch that set up the goal to go in the first place. It’s failure had more to do with execution, by both teams. There was one interception thrown in those circumstances in all of 2014 including playoffs and that was it. But then everyone is Vince Lombardi in hindsight.

  18. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 6:09 PM
    Dream on. The team will never be the same after the dumbest play call in history in SB 49.—————————————————————————————————————————-So you are a jets fan parading as a Patriots fan. Is that you, Mike Kensil?

  19. For the last 4 years the Seahawks have won at least one playoff game, won a championship, been in two Super Bowls, had huge comebacks against the packers, panthers, Falcons and Redskins and haven’t lost their last game by more than 7 points. They’ve had memorable plays by beast mode, Sherman, Wilson, Kam and even kearse that my son and I will talk about for the rest of our lives. Not to mention it’s not like they’re the niners. They have as good a chance as any to win it next year. Any of you haters get to watch what Hawks fans get to watch every year? If you’re not a pats fan the answers no. Haters keep on hatin.

  20. jag1959 says:
    Apr 17, 2016 7:31 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 6:09 PM
    Dream on. The team will never be the same after the dumbest play call in history in SB 49.
    ________________

    Says the Jets fan that posts with a Pats user name. The Jets haven’t been the same since they won one…almost 50 years ago. If that play had worked it would have been brilliant and the story of the game would instead have been the preposterous catch that set up the goal to go in the first place. It’s failure had more to do with execution, by both teams. There was one interception thrown in those circumstances in all of 2014 including playoffs and that was it. But then everyone is Vince Lombardi in hindsight.

    —————–

    Oh puh-lease. Russell Wilson threw 4 INTS in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. There was no logical reason to rely on him to make a game winning TD at a 1 yard line especially when you have beast mode on your team. What happened to dance with the one who brung ya? Seattle’s success was because of beast mode and their defense. But Pete Carroll decided to gamble and it backfired in a major way. That’s who he is and a major reason why the Patriots fired him.

  21. number1hawkfan says:
    Apr 17, 2016 8:06 PM
    For the last 4 years the Seahawks have won at least one playoff game, won a championship, been in two Super Bowls, had huge comebacks against the packers, panthers, Falcons and Redskins and haven’t lost their last game by more than 7 points. They’ve had memorable plays by beast mode, Sherman, Wilson, Kam and even kearse that my son and I will talk about for the rest of our lives. Not to mention it’s not like they’re the niners. They have as good a chance as any to win it next year. Any of you haters get to watch what Hawks fans get to watch every year? If you’re not a pats fan the answers no. Haters keep on hatin.

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    Seattle was a botched FG away from going one-and-done in the playoffs in 2015 against a huge underdog, Vikings. The defense allowed 31 points the following game and got bounced from the playoffs. Seattle had a good run and won a SB but I am afraid it is over.

  22. Funny how you bring up Russell Wilson’s 4 interceptions but totally neglected to mention crunch time where he completely took over and threw the bomb for the game-winning touchdown at the end to finish strong.

    Selective memory is a funny thing.

    Talking about Pete Carroll as the Patriots coach is like talking about Bill as the Browns head coach.

    Are you old enough to remember that BB was the Cleveland Browns head coach? Yeah he was terrible there and got fired. Was that who he was?

  23. number1hawkfan says:
    Apr 17, 2016 8:06 PM
    For the last 4 years the Seahawks have won at least one playoff game, won a championship, been in two Super Bowls, had huge comebacks against the packers, panthers, Falcons and Redskins and haven’t lost their last game by more than 7 points. They’ve had memorable plays by beast mode, Sherman, Wilson, Kam and even kearse that my son and I will talk about for the rest of our lives. Not to mention it’s not like they’re the niners. They have as good a chance as any to win it next year. Any of you haters get to watch what Hawks fans get to watch every year? If you’re not a pats fan the answers no. Haters keep on hatin.

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    If it were not for the refs giving the Lions game to Seattle the Seahawks would not even have made the playoffs….

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 8:14 PM
    Oh puh-lease. Russell Wilson threw 4 INTS in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. There was no logical reason to rely on him to make a game winning TD at a 1 yard line especially when you have beast mode on your team. What happened to dance with the one who brung ya?
    _________________

    What do any of those plays have to do with goal to go from the 1? Completely ignoring the field situation is about what I would expect from a guy flying under a false flag. NE had a goal line D in, the Hawks had a 3 WR set on the field. If the pass goes inc they can sub on the stopped clock. 30 seconds on the clock with one timeout left meant they did not have time for 3 runs, if 3 downs were needed there was going to be a pass either on 2nd or 3rd down and there was a passing set on the field against a goal line offense already out there on 2nd down. Simply put the matchup favored Seattle throwing the ball, NE just made the play.

    As for the one that brung ya, for the 2014 season including playoffs Lynch was 1 for 5 from the 1 and that TD didn’t happen with a 3 WR set out there. All season the Hawks performed better with pass plays than run plays from the 1-yard line (58%), and Marshawn Lynch hadn’t performed well that close to the end zone (20%). The Seahawks didn’t have the right matchup for a run play on the field and the clock was against them subbing in that situation. Again, it was execution (on the part of both sides) that created the end result. The logic of the play call was sound only the improbable end result makes it seem stupid. I understand as a Jets fan you don’t like that Carroll had more success with Seattle than with your hapless Jets and it sticks in your craw but that doesn’t make him a bad coach. In fact he is one of the best. He didn’t have the right chemistry with NE GM Bobby Grier, who sucked btw, and that’s what got them both fired not play calling. I am a Giants fan and I would love to have Carroll coaching them.

  25. Not sure why a discussion of Browner getting another shot in Seattle has to do with a referendum on the Seahawks. They’re a very good team. Browner is not a difference player, but can add depth. Belichick didn’t want to pay him like a starter and he went to New Orleans. They probably overrated and misused him. He’s best off where he is now. Good luck to him. As a Patriots fan, his season in Foxboro was mixed, but came up big on the biggest play of the year.

  26. jmethane says:
    Apr 17, 2016 9:11 PM
    Funny how you bring up Russell Wilson’s 4 interceptions but totally neglected to mention crunch time where he completely took over and threw the bomb for the game-winning touchdown at the end to finish strong.

    Selective memory is a funny thing.

    Talking about Pete Carroll as the Patriots coach is like talking about Bill as the Browns head coach.

    Are you old enough to remember that BB was the Cleveland Browns head coach? Yeah he was terrible there and got fired. Was that who he was?

    ——–

    You mean the fluke play that Green Bay safety should have picked off to make 5 picks total? You are not seriously trying to compare Belichick to Pete Carroll are you? Let me put it this way, Browns have been a failure with and without Belichick, the Patriots were failure with Pete Carroll and success with Belichick. That tells me the problem is with the Browns organization not Belichick. Pete Carroll can’t use that excuse with the Patriots.

  27. “What NO fans don’t understand is that he’s no shut down corner.”

    Exactly. N.O didn’t use him correctly either, then again N.O has been looking to find a scheme since their Superbowl.

  28. jag1959 says:
    Apr 17, 2016 9:48 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 8:14 PM
    Oh puh-lease. Russell Wilson threw 4 INTS in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. There was no logical reason to rely on him to make a game winning TD at a 1 yard line especially when you have beast mode on your team. What happened to dance with the one who brung ya?
    _________________

    What do any of those plays have to do with goal to go from the 1? Completely ignoring the field situation is about what I would expect from a guy flying under a false flag. NE had a goal line D in, the Hawks had a 3 WR set on the field. If the pass goes inc they can sub on the stopped clock. 30 seconds on the clock with one timeout left meant they did not have time for 3 runs, if 3 downs were needed there was going to be a pass either on 2nd or 3rd down and there was a passing set on the field against a goal line offense already out there on 2nd down. Simply put the matchup favored Seattle throwing the ball, NE just made the play.

    As for the one that brung ya, for the 2014 season including playoffs Lynch was 1 for 5 from the 1 and that TD didn’t happen with a 3 WR set out there. All season the Hawks performed better with pass plays than run plays from the 1-yard line (58%), and Marshawn Lynch hadn’t performed well that close to the end zone (20%). The Seahawks didn’t have the right matchup for a run play on the field and the clock was against them subbing in that situation. Again, it was execution (on the part of both sides) that created the end result. The logic of the play call was sound only the improbable end result makes it seem stupid. I understand as a Jets fan you don’t like that Carroll had more success with Seattle than with your hapless Jets and it sticks in your craw but that doesn’t make him a bad coach. In fact he is one of the best. He didn’t have the right chemistry with NE GM Bobby Grier, who sucked btw, and that’s what got them both fired not play calling. I am a Giants fan and I would love to have Carroll coaching them.

    ———-

    Let me guess, you know more than people who analyze NFL games for a living who also agree it was a stupid call? 2nd down at 1 yard line, 1 timeout left, and you have beast mode who up to that point in the game has been doing damage include 4 yard run from the 5 yard line on the first down. There is zero evidence to prove Marshawn Lynch would have been stopped at the goal line, it’s all conjecture on your part. There is however plenty of evidence to prove pass play wouldn’t work because it was tried and it failed miserably.

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 11:02 PM
    Let me put it this way, Browns have been a failure with and without Belichick, the Patriots were failure with Pete Carroll and success with Belichick. That tells me the problem is with the Browns organization not Belichick. Pete Carroll can’t use that excuse with the Patriots.
    ______________________

    The Browns as they exist now never employed Belichick. That Browns team became the Ravens and won a SB shortly thereafter, the organization did just fine. Carroll never posted a losing season in NE. Carroll had no player personnel responsibilities in NE, he played the hand he was dealt. Grier let that team get old. There was a complete front office change in NE when Carroll was let go. Carroll was 8-8 his last year there. Belichick posted a 5 win season season his first year there with the personnel group. He had to remake the roster in order to win, the fault was Grier’s. Belichick and Carroll are both outstanding coaches. You should probably stick with Jets history, your Browns/Ravens, Pats and Seattle knowledge needs work.

  30. Hawks fan here and okay with signing.
    Browner will shine in Pete Carrolls adderall program.
    You know the one where the LOB stays up all night and studies film.
    Better than Cary Williams signing last year and much cheaper.
    😊

  31. Shead, Simon, and Lane are all better at this point. I have a hard time seeing Browner make the team as a CB. He has the size to play safety, maybe they got him as insurance to play behind McCray in case Chancellor decides to be selfish again this year.

  32. And when they play the Saints in week 8, he’ll probably pick off Brees twice with one being returned for a touchdown…
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    Yeah cause Brees is such an interception machine right?? LOL (11 INTs in 2015)

  33. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 17, 2016 11:24 PM
    Let me guess, you know more than people who analyze NFL games for a living who also agree it was a stupid call? 2nd down at 1 yard line, 1 timeout left, and you have beast mode who up to that point in the game has been doing damage include 4 yard run from the 5 yard line on the first down. There is zero evidence to prove Marshawn Lynch would have been stopped at the goal line, it’s all conjecture on your part. There is however plenty of evidence to prove pass play wouldn’t work because it was tried and it failed miserably.
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    Of course every one of them thought it was a stupid call. Like you they were enjoying the benefit of hindsight and obviously the result made it look stupid. It’s interesting to note that several coaches including Belichick have said they understood the logic behind the call. Your original statement “The team will never be the same after the dumbest play call in history in SB 49.” was what drew my response. Professional ball players have played the game enough to know sometimes the other guy makes the play. Players also know their own team and that all play calls are situational, that call did not eviscerate that team for all time. Which was the point of my response. An 80% failure rate for Lynch running the ball in from the one is more than acceptable evidence it most likely would have failed especially with a 3WR set on the field against a goal line D.

    Since you are a Jets fan, for some sad reason masquerading as a Pats fan, it is easy enough to see the axe you have to grind with Carroll. I am not a ‘Hawks fan and Carroll has never coached the Giants, outside of being a football fan I have no dog in the fight.

  34. Since the Browns fired Belichick, the franchise deserted the city for Baltimore and has won two Super Bowls. Meanwhile the replacement Browns have been the dregs of the NFL. Dare I say Curse of the Hoodie?

  35. I think folks may have forgotten that when Browner was with Seattle is was “ok” to pull on receivers going down the field. That was his signature move with the Saints. That doesn’t fly anymore so I don’t see how Pete will make it work unless he moves to safety.

  36. Pete Carroll has always been loyal to his guys and is willing to give them a chance to compete for a job. Browner now gets that chance to compete. Same with Clemens. No guarantees and Pete never lets his sentimentality get in way who actually makes the team. They’ll have their chance to show if there is anything left in the tank. We’ll see.

  37. The last Cleveland Browns head coach to win a playoff game? Bill Belichick, 1994 vs N.E…. I bet Browns fans long for those days?

    Pete Carroll took a talented SB team in N.E. and made it average. Belichick took the same nucleus of that team and with Brady won three Super Bowls.

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