Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) has a pass broken up by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) The ball was intercepted by Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) on the play. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agency Rumors: Browner to Patriots?

According to Ian Rapoport, CB Brandon Browner has reached a two-year agreement with the Patriots. Reports from other sources are conflicting though.

Browner, who had been visiting the Pats today,  and was  a member of both the Broncos and the Superbowl Champion Seahawks, will have to serve a 4 game suspension at the beginning of the 2014 season. However, coming shortly after the block buster signing of Darrel Revis, this move, if true,  indicates the Patriots are getting serious about upgrading their secondary.

In his 3 seasons in Seattle, Browner has played in 36 games, has 10 interceptions, and 39 passes defensed. He also has the club record for longest interception return, a 94 yard touchdown against the New York Giants in 2011. He also has the Seahawk record for most return yards in a season, at 220.

In addition to Revis and possibly Browner, the Patriots retain Cornerbacks Alphonso Dennard, Kyle Arrington, and 2013 Rookie Logan Ryan. Dennard has had legal troubles, and is currently serving a 60 day jail sentence, but will be back in time for the 2014 season, and has shown signs of developing into a capable number 2 cornerback. Arrington has had success covering slot receivers, and Logan Ryan showed distinct flashes of ability last year, with 5 interceptions.

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