On Friday, Saints veteran CB Brandon Browner posted a goodbye to his teammates and the city of New Orleans on Instagram and Twitter, implying that the team has parted ways with him.
— Brandon Browner (@bbrowner27) February 5, 2016
New Orleans was hoping to solidify their secondary when they signed Browner to a contract last year. However, it was almost as though he was liability for them, given the number of personal foul penalties he drew this past season.
Browner, 31, signed a three-year, $15 million contract that included $7.75 million guaranteed. He was set to make base salary of $2.75 million in 2016 and 2017.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Browner would free up $950,000 in available cap space while creating $5,350,000 in dead money. Should the Saints make Browner a post-June 1 release, they would create $2,250,000 in cap space.
In 2015, Browner appeared in all 16 games and recorded 76 tackles, one interception, a fumble recovery and 10 pass defenses for the Saints.