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Saints Release Brandon Browner

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The former Legion of Boom star was supposed to come in and make an immediate impact on the New Orleans defense, something he failed to do.

Browner struggled mightily, leading to his release after 1 season with New Orleans
Browner struggled mightily, leading to his release after 1 season with New Orleans
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The New Orleans Saints have released CB Brandon Browner this morning, according to ESPN. Browner, who was due to make $6.3 million this season, only spent spent one year in New Orleans.

The 2-time Super Bowl champ was widely regarded as one of the worst corner backs in all the league last season. Browner, who did not miss a single game, set a new NFL-record for penalties last season and from the start of the year, he struggled to re-gain his Seattle form, something the Saints were hoping he would do in order to strengthen the oft-injured secondary.

The former Canadian football and Grey Cup winner star now finds himself in the free agent pool for the third consecutive offseason. Last year, he was released by the New England Patriots when the team declined to pick up his option for the next season and the year prior, Seattle parted ways with him after their Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos.

With the move, the Saints will save $2.25 million and using their post-July 1st designation, can push off the bulk of his cap hit to the 2017 season.