Brandon Browner wasn’t a free agent for long.
The former New England Patriots cornerback signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. [tweet https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/576089726349926400 align=’center’]
The team has since announced the deal. [tweet https://twitter.com/Saints/status/576090363829592064 align=’center’]
Browner became a free agent Tuesday when the Patriots declined to pick up his $2 million roster bonus. The 30-year-old also was expected to meet with the Washington Redskins on Thursday, but that visit won’t happen now.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier Thursday the Saints went all-in on Browner, offering him “more than $5 million” per year to join their secondary.
Browner, who missed the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, finished the season with 25 tackles and one interception en route to the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win. He since has tweeted out a thank you for his one season in New England. [tweet https://twitter.com/bbrowner27/status/576093304728629249 align=’center’]
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