The New Orleans Saints have been busy cutting dead weight in their salary cap, but they have signed cornerback Brandon Browner to a three-year, $18 million contract.
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Browner spent one year with the New England Patriots and helped lead them to a Super Bowl victory after earning his first Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks.
Although the Patriots had signed Browner to a three-year contract, he became a free agent since they chose not to pick up his $2 million roster bonus for the 2015 season.
The Patriots have lost both of their starting cornerbacks in Browner and Darrelle Revis, and the Saints have received a major defensive upgrade after a horrid 2014 performance.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network announced the Saints bolstering their defense on Twitter.
3 years, roughly $18M RT @GregBensel: Saints agree to terms with CB Brandon Browner
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2015