The Seahawks‘ original Legion of Boom secondary is fully intact, as cornerback Brandon Browner is returning to Seattle.
Browner posted Sunday that the “secret’s out” on Instagram.
A photo posted by Brandon Browner (@bbrowner39) on Apr 17, 2016 at 11:33am PDT
The 31-year-old Browner had 76 tackles, 10 passes defended and an interception as he struggled to fit in with the Saints last season. He was flagged for 24 penalties (21 accepted) — the most by any player in a single season since at least 2001, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
He was often caught in mismatches against faster receivers, in part because of the Saints’ injury issues at cornerback. Browner also allowed too many deep balls over his head, contributing to the problems of a Saints defense that shattered the NFL record for most touchdown passes allowed in a season (45).
Browner played much of last season with a torn MCL, which the Seahawks believe contributed to his struggles, according to the source. The team hopes a homecoming helps to turn around his career, the source said.
Information from ESPN staff writer Mike Triplett contributed to this report.