“I’m taking a 3-year deal to play for New England,” Browner texted to Anderson.
- Schefter reports that Browner receives a three-year deal worth $17 million.
Statement from Browner:
“Today, I am proud to announce that I am a New England Patriot. I am honored
that the Patriots are 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, 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 it appears as though he did pretty well given the circumstance.
We had him listed as the No. 77 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.