Home / NFL Transactions / Saints Releasing Veteran CB Brandon Browner

Saints Releasing Veteran CB Brandon Browner

Update:

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the Saints are, in fact, releasing CB Brandon Browner.

————-

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.

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.