NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Saints Thursday announced they have signed a three-year deal with cornerback Brandon Browner.
Browner helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl 49 in February after spending his first three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
A pro-bowler in 2011, Browner is a 6-foot-4 corner who has produced 11 career interceptions and 45 pass break-ups. He was suspended for a part of last year for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
Browner, 6-4, 221 pounds, is a five-year NFL veteran who has played for the New England Patriots (2014), Seattle Seahawks (2011-13) Denver Broncos (2005) and the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders (2007-10). Browner played his collegiate football at Oregon State from 2002-04, where he started every game he played in for the Beavers.
Over the course of his five-year NFL career, Browner has started all 45 regular season games he's appeared in and has registered 169 tackles (148 solo), 12 interception returns for 372 yards with two touchdowns, 52 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Browner signed with the Patriots in the 2014 offseason, opening all nine regular season contests he appeared in and posted 26 tackles (22 solo), a 32-yard interception return and six passes defensed for the Super Bowl XLIX champions. He then opened all three postseason games and made seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed.
Browner, a native of Sylmar, Calif., has been a member of the last two Super Bowl championship clubs as the Seahawks captured Super Bowl XLVIII. In his first full NFL season in 2011, Browner was selected to the Pro Bowl when he posted a team-high six interceptions with two touchdowns and defensed 23 passes.
The deal is worth a reported $18 million.
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