Brandon Browner, 29, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2011-13) and the Denver Broncos (2005). The 6-foot-4, 221-pounder originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Denver Broncos out of Oregon State in 2005. Browner spent the entire 2005 season on injured reserve due to an arm injury. After being released by Denver following training camp in 2006, Browner signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. He played four seasons with Calgary (2007-10), being named to the CFL all-star team his last three seasons and winning the Grey Cup in 2008. Browner played in 68 career games with 206 tackles, two sacks and 12 interceptions with two returned for touchdowns during his career with Calgary. He joined Seattle on Jan. 21, 2011. Signed by the Patriots as a free agent on March 15, 2014.
Brandon Browner was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Seattle on March 15, 2014 ... Originally signed by Denver as a rookie free agent (4/26/05) ... Released by Denver (7/25/06) ... Signed by Seattle as a free agent (1/21/11). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Originally signed by Denver as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2005 and was placed on injured reserve with an arm injury during training camp. Was released prior training camp in 2006.
- Played four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (2007-10), was named to the CFL All-Star team in his last three seasons and won the Grey Cup in 2008. Played in 68 career games and totaled 206 tackles, two sacks, 12 interceptions and two touchdowns. Had a career-high 61 stops in 2008 and five interceptions in 2010.
- Earned his first career Pro Bowl invitation in 2011, his first season in Seattle.
- Became the single-season club record holder for return yards in a season with 220 (Dave Brown, 179 in 1984) in 2011.
- Tied a club record with interceptions in four consecutive games in 2011.
2014 (9/9, 3/3)
- Started at right cornerback and recorded three tackles in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15). Also swatted away a fourth-quarter pass in the end zone intended for Chris Matthews to help preserve the Patriots' 28-24 lead.
- Started at right cornerback and posted one tackle in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
- Started at right cornerback and posted three tackles in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15).
- Inactive vs. Buffalo (12/28).
- Started at right cornerback and posted four tackles and one pass defensed in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21).
- Started at right cornerback and posted five tackles in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
- Started at right cornerback and posted four tackles in the win at San Diego (12/7).
- Started at cornerback and posted two tackles and one pass defensed at Green Bay (11/30).
- Started at cornerback and posted three tackles and two passes defensed - both on third down throws intended for Calvin Johnson - in the win vs. Detroit (11/23).
- Started at cornerback and posted three tackles in the win at Indianapolis (11/16).
- Started at right cornerback and posted two tackles in the win vs. Denver (11/2). Recorded his first interception as a Patriot, picking off a Peyton Manning pass in the third quarter and returning it 30 yards to the 10-yard line to set up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Brandon LaFell.
- Started at right cornerback in the win vs. Chicago (10/26), finishing with three tackles and a pass defensed on a Jay Cutler third-down throw intended for Martellus Bennett in the first quarter, forcing a Bears punt.
- Made his Patriots debut with a start at cornerback in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16).
- Inactive vs. Cincinnati (10/5) and at Buffalo (10/12).
- Suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season.
2013 (8/8, 0/0 – Seattle)
- Started all eight games he played in and posted 19 tackles, one interception and 10 passes defensed.
- Missed four games with a groin injury and missed the final four games of the regular season and the playoffs due to an NFL suspension.
2012 (12/12, 2/2 – Seattle)
- Started all 12 regular-season games in which he played and registered 44 tackles, three interceptions, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Started both playoff games and posted six tackles and one pass defensed.
- Missed four games due to an NFL suspension.
- Was part of a defense that finished first in scoring defense, third in opponent passer rating and fourth in yards allowed.
2011 (16/16 – Seattle)
- Started all 16 games and compiled 54 tackles, a team-high six interceptions with two touchdowns and defensed 23 passes.
- Earned his first career Pro Bowl invitation.
- Led Seattle with six interceptions in 2011, including five in the final six games.
- Became the single-season club record holder for return yards in a season with 220 (Dave Brown, 179 in 1984).
- Became the first Seahawks player since Josh Wilson in 2009 to return two interceptions for a TD in one season.
- Tied a club record with interceptions in four consecutive games.
2005 (0/0, 0/0 – Denver)
- Signed with Denver as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2005 and was placed on injured reserve with an arm injury during training camp.
- Started in every game he played at Oregon State and finished his two-year career with 87 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, six interceptions with one touchdown and 15 passes defensed.
- Compiled 44 tackles, one sack, nine passes defensed and one blocked kick as a sophomore in 2004.
- Earned All-American and All Pac-10 Conference honors from The NFL Draft Report in 2004.
- Ranked ninth in the nation with six interceptions and recorded 43 tackles, two forced fumbles and six passes defensed as a redshirt freshman in 2003.
- Earned 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors and was named to the Freshman All-American teams by the Football Writers Association and The Sporting News. Was also a member of the 2003 All Pac-10 second team.
- Redshisrted as a freshman in 2002.
- Born Aug. 2, 1984.
- Attended Sylmar and Monroe High Schools in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., and was a Prep Star West All-Region and All-Valley Mission League selection as a senior playing defense and at receiver. Was also MVP of the Mission League on defense.
- On offense, he accounted for 1,726 career yards and 24 touchdowns as well as 16 career interceptions on defense. Also returned three punts for touchdowns as a senior.
- Majored in speech communications at Oregon State.