Browner was released by the Seahawks on Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Early this month, it was reported that Seattle would use Browner as a defensive specialist who could cover bigger receivers and tight ends. However, it appears this plan wasn't worth holding its own roster spot. Considering it didn't work out in Seattle, it would be a bit of surprise if the struggling Browner finds a new home before the season kicks off.
Browner is pegged for a role in which he will be assigned specific tight ends or bigger receivers depending on the opponent, the Seattle Times reports.
At 32, Browner no longer has the skills to start at cornerback. It showed last year with the Saints when he led the league with 11 defensive holding penalties (nine accepted) and six personal fouls. He also was flagged three times for pass interference. The Seahawks, though, think they can use him strategically, capitalizing on his size (6-4, 220) against bigger receivers, after they struggled against tight ends last season.
The Seahawks have brought back Browner on a one-year contract with the team, ESPN.com reports.
Browner, who had left the Seahawks after the 2013 season, rejoins the team's cornerback mix, thus reuniting the nucleus of the original "Legion of Boom" secondary, which also includes Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. In 16 games for the Saints last season, Browner -- who turns 32 in August -- notched 76 tackles and a pick, but was also was flagged for a staggering total 24 penalties in the span.
Browner has been released by the Saints, ESPN.com reports.
The move will save the Saints $2.25 million against their 2016 salary cap, while Browner's stint with the team ends after just one season, in which the physical cornerback set a new NFL record for penalties, while notching 76 tackles and a pick in 16 starts for the team in the process.
Browner made 76 tackles (63 solo) and had one interception and 10 pass defenses in 16 games this season.
Browner set an NFL record for penalties in 2015, and things got so ugly by the end of the season that he was booed in pregame introductions before the home finale. From a fantasy standpoint, however, Browner was excellent, as his 76 tackles rank this among cornerbacks in the NFL. Browner is likely be back with the Saints in 2016 because he is still owed a significant amount of guaranteed money and showed flashes of being an asset when used properly (as he showed against Detroit's Calvin Johnson), but with the emergence of Delvin Breaux and potential return of Keenan Lewis, Browner may be hard-pressed to see the ample playing time that made him an IDP commodity this season.
Browner had eight tackles (all solo) in Sunday's win against the Giants.
That Browner, a cornerback, finished second on the team in tackles tells owners all they need to know about the nature of Sunday's shootout in New Orleans. With Eli Manning throwing the ball all over the field, Browner had plenty of opportunities to make plays. Opposing quarterbacks have not shied away from attacking Browner's side of the field - which is one reason why he among the league leaders in penalties - but his physical play continues to make him a decent IDP option at defensive back.
Browner made six tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble in Thursday's win against the Falcons.
As expected, Browner's physical play has led to a number of penalties this season - he leads the league through six weeks - but that's inconsequential to most fantasy owners, as his physicality is also one of the reasons why he has averaged six tackles per game from his cornerback position. Browner may continue to rack up the penalties, but he remains a solid option at defensive back in IDP leagues because of his willingness to mix it up with opposing ball carriers.
Saints cornerback Brandon Browner was carted off the field in the first series of the first preseason game of the year Thursday night.
He walked off with a limp and was examined by trainers on the sideine before being wheeled away. The team has yet to release details.
Browner played in nine games for New England last season and contributed to 25 tackles. He had one interception.
New Saints cornerback Brandon Browner is having a positive impact on not just the secondary, but the entire defense. At least that's the view of defensive backfield mate Kenny Vaccaro.
"Browner's a good dude, leads by example, talks when he needs to talk," Vaccaro told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "He's real serious, kind of keeps everybody level headed and knows what we've got to work for. He's won two Super Bowls, so he knows what to do."
Sean Payton echoed those sentiments.
"He's competitive," he said. "He's driven and certainly one of the things we talked about this offseason through the draft, through the acquisition of players is the makeup and making sure that this is something we felt like was a plus and certainly with him we feel that that is a strength of his."
The Saints are Browner's fourth team in six seasons in the NFL.
Former Patriots and Seahawks corner Brandon Browner agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with the Saints, reports the Washington Post. New England declined to pick up its option on Browner, who has 11 interceptions over the last four seasons.
Browner canceled his visit to the Redskins after choosing the Saints.
Cornerback Brandon Browner's contract with the Saints is "almost finished," reports Pro Football Talk. Browner, 30, hit the market after the Patriots declined to pick up his option.
Browner has 11 interceptions over his last four seasons.
The Saints have interest in free-agent cornerback Brandon Browner, FOX Sports reports.
The Patriots declined Browner's option before the beginning of the league year, allowing him to reach free agency. He has racked up 11 interceptions over the last four seasons but has managed only one interception in each of the last two years.
The Patriots have not informed cornerback Brandon Browner they will exercise his option, making him a free agent, a source told Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. He was due to make $5.5 million in 2015.
Browner 30, spent his first three years in the league before signing with New England last offseason. He made only eight appearances in the regular season for the Patriots, registering 25 tackles and one interception.
Brandon Browner has refused to take a paycut, according to Albert Breer of NFL Media. New England can exercise his option, or release him by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. He is due to make $5.5 million in 2015.
Browner, 30, spent his first three years in the league before signing with New England last offseason. He made only eight appearances in the regular season for the Patriots, registering 25 tackles and one interception.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only full participant in Thursday's practice in preparation for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 against the Seahawks, according to 710 AM ESPN Radio in Seattle.
Cornerback Brandon Browner (knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe), defensive lineman Sealver Siliga (foot) and center Bryan Stork (knee) were all limited participants.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active for the AFC Championship game.
Brady was never a real threat to miss the contest. He was listed as probable on the injury report due to an ankle injury, but that's been the case all season. Brady will play, and should be 100 percent.
The team will also have Brandon Browner, Dont'a Hightower and Brandon LaFell. All three players were also listed as probable heading into the contest.
As the Patriots gear up for Sunday's AFC Championship game vs. Indianapolis, the team has listed linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) and cornerback Brandon Browner (knee) as questionable on the injury report. All three players were limited in practice Friday.
Defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow) was the only other Patriots' player listed as questionable. Center Bryan Stork has been ruled out due to a knee injury, while quarterback Tom Brady is probable with an ankle injury.
The Patriots are 6 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.
Patriots wideout Brandon LaFell (shoulder/toe) and cornerback Brandon Browner (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. They should be fine for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts.
New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.
Patriots starting cornerback Brandon Browner left the playoff win over the Ravens in the third quarter with a right knee issue, but he proclaimed afterward that he was "feeling great," reports the team's website. Browner did postgame interviews in the locker room, a sign his injury is not serious, the website said.
Browner made three tackles before leaving. In nine regular-season games, he had 25 tackles, six pass breakups and an interception.
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills: Dan Connolly, Sebastian Vollmer, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Jonas Gray, Dont'a Hightower and Brandon Browner.
Gray missed Friday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury and was ruled out for the game.
Browner (groin) and Hightower (shoulder) were both questionable coming into the contest.
The Patriots have also clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.