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Rotowire: Mar 12 / 12:05p ET
News: The Saints have signed Browner to a three-year deal, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: The 6-4 Browner, who recorded 25 tackles and a pick in nine games with the Patriots this past season, provides the Saints' secondary with valuable size, physicality and experience, while helping solidify the team's cornerback unit. Meanwhile, after losing both Browner and Darrelle Revis in free agency, the Patriots' 2015 defense will feature a pair of new starting cornerbacks.
StatsLLC: Mar 12 / 12:00a ET
News: The New Orleans Saints say they've agreed to sign free-agent cornerback Brandon Browner to a three-year contract and linebacker Ramon Humber to a two-year deal.
Impact: The 30-year-old Browner has been a starter on the past two Super Bowl winners: the 2013 Seattle Seahawks and 2014 New England Patriots. Browner has started every game in which he has played and intercepted 11 passes during the past four seasons. A person familiar with Browner's contract said its total value is about $18 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms were not announced.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 1:28p ET
News: The Patriots have declined to exercise their contract option on Browner, WEEI.com reports.
Impact: The 30-year-old Browner thus joins fellow starting cornerback Darrelle Revis in free agency, though it's still possible that one or both of the two could end up re-signing with the Patriots. In Browner's case, such an outcome would presumably require him to sign a team-friendly deal.