- According to Breer, Browner is still in New England right now.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Brandon Browner will, in fact, be visiting with the Redskin on Friday.
- Florio, citing a league source, reports that his visit was delayed because Browner’s meeting with the Patriots lasted longer than expected.
- Florio adds that Browner is still in negotiations with the Saints and Raiders.
It’s been surprising to see the number of mixed signals being released to reporters regarding Browner in past 12 hours.
We’ll have more updates as the news is available.
- Albert Breer confirms that Browner is not in Washington and his “Redskins source” told him that they are under the impression he “might do a deal with the Patriots.“
- Ian Rapport reports that the visit with the Redskins was canceled last night.
Schaffer tells Schefter that they are in negotiations with “four teams and we do not have a deal We arent even close.”
A “well-placed” Patriots source tells Schefter: “Browner wants to be in NE, I think we are close, but it’s a tough deal to do because of suspension, etc.”
- Albert Breer reports that the Raiders, Saints and Redskins are still in the mix for Browner.
- Breer adds that Browner has told teammates that he has a deal.
- Pro Football Talk has also spoken to Schaffer who blasts the report that he has reached an agreement with New England.
“It’s 100 percent untrue,” agent Peter Schaffer tells Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. “I’ve got four teams to negotiate with. I’ve got irresponsible journalists who don’t check their facts putting this stuff out there, and my phone is blowing up when I’m trying to play hockey.”
“I’ve got very little patience for irresponsible journalists who put this stuff out and ruin my night,” Schaffer said. “My phone is going nuts. I just wanna play hockey.”
Ian Rapoport defends his report by saying that Browner has “spread the word to those close to him” that he has an agreement in place with the Patriots.
Browner met with the Patriots on Wednesday, but recent reports mentioned that he was still visiting with the Redskins and could even meet with the Saints at some point.
Apparently, Browner was able to get a better deal from New England in the end. He will have to serve a four-game suspension to start the 2014 season, as part of his reinstatement into the NFL, so it will be interesting to see what kind of figures are included in this contract.
We had him listed as the No. 77 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
According to La Canfora, if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement, Browner will visit with the Saints afterwards.
- John Clayton reports that the New Orleans Saints are among the interested teams in Seahawks free agent CB Brandon Browner.
- Pro Football Talk reported earlier in the that Browner will visit with the Redskins Thursday night.
Browner reportedly met with the Patriots on Wednesday, so it appears as though his market is starting to form now that the first wave of free agency has passed.
It will be interesting to see what kind of deal he’s able to secure given that he will have to serve a four-game suspension to start the 2014 season, as part of his reinstatement into the NFL.
We have him listed as the No. 77 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
- Mike Garafolo confirms the meeting and adds that Browner has three other visits scheduled.
- Manish Mehta reported earlier in the day that the Jets have expressed interest in former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner.
- However, Mehta adds that it’s “appears unlikely he ends up with Jets.”
The Patriots just signed Darrelle Revis to a one-year deal, so adding Browner to their secondary could make for a very tough unit for opposing defenses to deal with next year.
Browner, 29, was recently reinstated by the league after he received an indefinite suspension last season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
It later came out that part of Browner’s reinstatement is that he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season, but this will allow him to test free agent and hopefully find a new team.
The suspension is certain to impact his market, but this is still good news for him give that it looked like his career in the NFL could be over. Some have referred to Browner as a bit of an overrated player who benefited from the Seahawks overall talent and scheme, but that is of course just hearsay.