Friday, March 14, 2014

Browner 'honored' Patriots have acquired his services


Darrelle Revis wasn't enough. The New England Patriots were still cornerback-hungry.

Two days after the blockbuster signing of Revis Wednesday, New England acquired the services of the somewhat troubled but versatile defensive back Brandon Browner, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks, to join Revis in the Patriots' defensive backfield.

He'll do that, of course, after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy -- his second of such offenses in two years.

"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,"Browner tweeted Friday, via "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."

Browner, who amassed 10 interceptions, two touchdowns, three forced fumbles and 39 passes defensed in three seasons (well, technically less than three seasons, given previous injury and suspension time), made sure to plug his former team, too.

"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," Browner said.

"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 reportedly signed a three-year deal with New England.

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