Browner, 31, played the first three seasons of his NFL career with the Seahawks before leaving to join the New England Patriots on a three-year, $16.8 million deal in 2014. He lasted just one year with the Patriots and played just one season with the New Orleans Saints as well despite signing a three-year, $15 million contract a year ago.
After the season, Browner revealed on Instagram that he played with an MCL tear during his time with the Saints, which could help explain why he regressed to become one of the NFL's worst cornerbacks in 2015 and led the league in penalties.
His return to Seattle will reunite the original "Legion of Boom," the nickname for the secondary of the Seahawks created in 2012. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, the other three original members, have all continued to play at a high level for the Seahawks. Browner may have a tough time finding his way into the starting lineup again, as young players like Jeremy Lane, Marcus Burley and Tharold Simon are young, ascending players for the Seahawks.
I've been excited about this one, been trying to keep it to myself. Secrets out,I'm grateful and… https://t.co/zKOF8AIk7K— Brandon Browner (@bbrowner27) April 17, 2016
Back at it again....LOB— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) April 17, 2016
Browner was an undrafted free agent in 2005 and originally signed with the Denver Broncos, but fractured his forearm in preseason as a rookie and never saw the field before he was released a year later. After four seasons in the Canadian Football League, Browner made his NFL debut at age 27 with the Seahawks in 2011.
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