Baltimore Ravens Free Agency Rumors: Brandon Browner Drawing Interest


Dec 14, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner (39) tries to talk with the referee after being called for pass interference against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots have not only lost Darrelle Revis, they also declined fellow cornerback Brandon Browner’s option on Tuesday, making him a free agent as well.  Browner has immediately drawn interest from five teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, as a source has told Pro Football Talk. He is meeting with the Saints and possibly the Redskins on Wednesday according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

"If the Saints don’t strike a deal with Browner, he has other teams interested in talking to him about a deal. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Washington, Baltimore, Jacksonville and Cleveland are also interested in talking to Browner, but that no visits have been scheduled with other teams at this point. A visit with Washington might not be a pressing need since Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan was in Seattle’s front office at the same time that Browner was in their secondary."

Brandon Browner was a starter for the Patriots last season opposite Darrelle Revis and held up well against some of the league’s better wide receivers in coverage.  He is a big, physical corner who has proven to be a serviceable starter in both New England and Seattle.  On the downside, Browner is a bit of a penalty machine and only graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 79th best corner in 2014.

The Saints appear to be very motivated to sign Browner now that they have freed up some cap space with the trade of Jimmy Graham, so he may not make it out of New Orleans on Wednesday.  And for good reason, as the Saints had the NFL’s eighth worst passing offense in 2014.  It’s likely that Browner ends up drawing enough interest from free spending teams like the Redskins and Jaguars that he is quickly priced out of the Ravens’ range.

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