One day after early reports stirred up some controversy, it appears that a deal between free agent cornerback Brandon Browner and the New England Patriots has been reached, as Josina Anderson reports that Browner has told her directly he’s accepted a three-year deal to play for Bill Belichick.
Filed to ESPN: CB Brandon Browner told me he’s agreed to join the Patriots. “I’m taking a 3-year deal to play for New England.”
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2014
This is the second huge secondary signing for the Patriots this week as they were also able to lock up a one-year deal with Darrelle Revis after he was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Of course, it has to be noted that Browner must begin serving his four-game suspension once the regular season starts, which apparently the Pats were okay with to start off his deal with the organization.
Although the team lost Aqib Talib earlier this week to the Denver Broncos, you can now say that they’ve actually upgraded their secondary significantly, one big need they had to address.