Patriots Sign CB Brandon Browner Just A Few Days After Signing CB Darrelle Revis

The New England Patriots are attempting to upgrade their secondary this offseason and after already signing all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis earlier this week, they have now added former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner.

The Patriots will have Browner to work with throughout the offseason, but the former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State will have to miss the first four games of the 2014 regular season while he serves a suspension violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The Patriots lost cornerback Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos early on in free agency as he agreed to a six-year, $57 million free agent contract. Now that they’ve signed Revis and Browner, they should be in pretty good shape and better equipped to face Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, should they face him again this year in the playoffs.

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  • Kevin Gobleck

    That could make a nice CB tandem for them

  • Matt Manzo

    Freakin Patriots! It’s too much like buying a team.
    Are we looking at Bellicks failure to find and develop DBs or something else?

  • steelster

    The pats and broncos are in a completely higher class in the afc, tier one. The steelers tier three.

  • shawn

    as of now … thats what it looks like … Pats vs Broncos is going to be really interesting … you can pretty much pencil them in for the AFC championship game !

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I wouldn’t mind trading for one of there CB’s, i thought they had some potential at that position last year

  • steelster

    I know and I don’t like that it’s very predictable how boring. The colts might be able to challenge one of them but I doubt it.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    After Woolfork went down the Pats gave up 140 yards rushing per game. That might be their weakness in the future. If they sign their usual 10 WR’s and most end up being crappy, that’s a problem. If Gronk does not come back 100%, that’s a problem. Injuries for them and you just never know.

    Denver seems to be winning in Free Agency, but the March winners never win the Super Bowl. You just never know. Granted, it does look bleak right now.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    But they are getting older.

  • Jason White

    I wouldn’t go that far. These spending sprees never work out for teams. Way too early to count anyone out. Well….almost anyone.

  • Paddy

    What have they won lately?

  • steelster

    nix could fall right into the patriots lap.

  • shawn

    true … anything can happen still … but it is shaping up to be a 2 dominant team conference … but u are right about the Colts … I think people forget that Indy actually knocked off the 3 top contenders last year..

    THey beat SEATTLE, DENVER and SF … so yes they are definite rising contenders !

  • shawn

    not so fast my friend … they dont work out when its teams like SNYDER and the SKINS or PHILLY …. BUT

    Bellichik and the PATS and the BRONCOS with Manning who just made it to the SB … are a completely different story … it truly is a story of the RICH getting RICHER … they might be selling their future for the short term … but wouldnt you if you had BRADY and MANNING only for a couple more seasons …. smart move in my book …

    GO BIG or GO HOME !

  • steelster

    exactly shawn I couldn’t have said it better myself. If and when the steelers get to this point with Big Ben in maybe 3 years I would like the steelers to go all in.

  • steelster

    The pats are a model of the highest consistency in the league thanks in large part to Brady and that coach. They have been to five super bowls and like them we discovered you can’t win them all. They have been a super bowl contender for a dozen years and the steelers no longer are.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I think they are just planning to have as best of a chance to win the Superbowl with Brady still at QB, so i don’t think age is that much of a factor

  • shawn

    Yes Sir … who knows when we will get another BB !

  • shawn

    NEvER is a BIG word … this is very reminiscent of the ’94 49ers … and it certainly worked out for them !

  • shawn

    well said … still got about 5 yrs left with BB … I’m hoping for another trophy before its all said and done !

  • sean mcmartin

    too bad the steelers don’t try to improve like that since ben is on his last years..

  • sean mcmartin

    Unless the injury bug hits all the top tier teams..not much chance for the Steelers this season..Again..

  • sean mcmartin

    not a thing since they got caught cheating..At least they try to get top talent for their team. The Steelers know what top tier teams consist of, yet settle for bargains and previously injured talent.
    No super bowl this year ..pats fans have false hope at least.

  • Alan Felicia

    Yeah they won in 94 and didn’t get back to the big game until 18 years later (2012).

  • Brendon Glad

    I say this as I knock on wood…as I don’t want to jinx it…because I do not like Belichick nor the Patriots…(although I do like Robert Kraft)…but DOESN’T it FEEL like Bill B. is doing “that thing”…ya know…where the head coach has early success, gets addicted to the standard he sets for himself…then begins forgetting what made him successful in the first place? Namely, signing questionable “team unity or personal character guys” with talent, and believing “I can change them”. Saw it happen with Schottenheimer, saw it happen with Shanahan, seeing it happen with Belichick. And I hope i’m right. Really glad the Steelers try their best to stick to the mantra of “unselfishness, high football character, and high personal character” not only breaks ties…but probably trumps about 20% worth of “talent-deficit”. So while I would rather have had Randy moss over a guy like Danny Farmer….I still take Hines Ward over moss, T.O…or Ocho Cinco….and I think he has more playoff victories…and certainly rings than all combined….so YOU GO, BILL!!! Keep bringing in those head-cases.

  • steelster

    Yes, but but bill b has been successful with turning some of these players around. He is very much of a guy that is it’s my way or the highway. I think screw up players with off the field issues realize this(Blount is a great example) I don’t like bill b. but he gets great results from his players and I respect him for that. His players speak very highly of him.

  • Brendon Glad

    I respect him too….I was just saying that if SB trophies are his goal…then the type of players he had in 2001, 2003, 2004 seem significantly more “risky”….he will always “win”. He’s too good of a coach to ever “lose” for any significant amount of time. I was just pointing out that I think he’s straying from what “got him there.” And I hope it continues.

  • Brendon Glad

    And I’ve given this much thought…so I’ll address this b4 it’s addressed by anyone else….:Yeah, but what about Pete Carroll? He has “loose-cannon” character-issue guys? And WOW! Did he get them to play! Hell of a point for anyone who has thought it…here’s what I’d say about that: having those types of guys fits Carroll’s personality better…SO hard to explain…but can y’all feel me? As in, by being who Bill B. is…and creating that “Patriot-way” mantra…when he takes on guys who clearly HAVE NOT been living a “Patriot-way-of-football/personal life”…then he creates a “weird vibe”.

  • shawn

    well it certainly looks like that on paper … but the great thing about the NFL is “EVERY GIVEN SUNDAY” … Team Chemistry is a weird thing … and I will certainly be looking forward to how are team shapes up !

  • steelster

    yes, I get what you are saying and speaking of that what is tomlin’s way. I like him but when someone is injured he always says next man up or the standard is the standard. It doesn’t seem to be working that well the past 2 years.

  • shawn

    ya .. that was their time … and they played it right !

  • Brendon Glad

    Not sure… I will say this, i’m less of a fan of Tomlin than about 99.999% of the world, because since the national media makes him out to be Vince Lombardi, i can still like him while at the same time calling him “significantly overrated”. But most of my beefs with him have to do with coaching hires & in-game decisions. As far as “the tomlin way”… I think he carries the mantra i prefer in NFL football. By God Pete Carroll has caused me to “re-evaluate”. But im sticking to “team-first/high character/less-talk-the-better/next-man-up”. As of now. But im not done trying to get my head around that beast pete carroll has created

  • steelster

    Well Brendon I’m a steeler fan who grew up in western pa, and now live in the northwest and let me tell you I love listening to carroll on the news and I’m also a big fan of chip Kelly and the eagles are having a very good off season.

  • Brendon Glad

    Yeah…i LAUGHED when Seattle hired him and let him pick his own gm….probably the dumbest laugh of my life. I have not been this “scared” of a team since February 1993…they remind me of those Cowboys teams. And it only took Jones/Johnson powerplay….invention of salary-cap (and thus FA losses)…Odd injuries to Haley, Novacek, and Irvin….a car crash to Erik Williams…a suicide to Tuinea…to keep them only winning 1 more SB. So yeah, I’m with you….everything about what Seattle is doing has me re-evaluating my “football core-beliefs”.

  • Brendon Glad

    But one core belief stays intact…DRAFT WELL.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Yeah, we don’t have nearly enough money to do anything like that

  • Ishkabibble

    Injuries hit both teams hard last season , especially NE, who lost about 6 of their top 8 players for the year, and who was STILL left standing at the end? Brady and Manning. One winner and 31 losers every season…and the Patriots are always hanging around. A remarkable pair, Belichick and Brady.