The New England Patriots announced yesterday that they had come to agreements with suspended free agent cornerback Brandon Browner for a three-year, $17 million deal. The former Seattle Seahawk made it official when he confirmed the announcement on Twitter, thanking his former organization along the way.
Today, I am proud to announce that I am a New England Patriot. I am honored that the Patriots are (cont) http://t.co/mJmk9yN7Jo
— Brandon Browner (@bbrowner27) March 14, 2014
CONTINUED: …making me part of their legendary organization, and am grateful for the opportunity Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Nick Caserio and the entire team have given me. I intend to diligently work with the same passion and dedication that I have displayed since coming into the NFL to uphold the great traditions and qualities that are embodied by the Patriots. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the Seattle Seahawks for giving a CFL player the once in-a-lifetime opportunity to return to the NFL, making a young boy’s dream come true. To Coach Pete Carroll, GM John Schneider, John Idzik, Coach Richard, Rocky Seto, the LOB, my teammates, the training staff, the equipment guys the Seahawks organization as a whole and most importantly the 12th Man, I say thank you for everything you have done for myself and my family. I am a truly blessed person.
Browner brings a physical, imposing presence to the secondary, rounding out a stout group of players; Darrelle Revis, Alfonso Dennard, Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, and Justin Green. While Browner will miss the first four games of the season due to a lingering substance abuse suspension, there is no doubt he will bring an immediate impact to the team upon his return.