Brandon Browner is still in the final year of his contract, but he will make a bit more money this season after renegotiating his deal. And even if he didn’t get a long-term contract, the cornerback who signed with Seattle out of the Canadian Football league two years ago appreciated the Seahawks taking care of him a bit in the short-term.
“It’s a good gesture,” he said. “I’m a team guy, I’m about playing football, that’s what I want to do here. Help this team be successful.”
Browner, who made the Pro Bowl in 2011, was scheduled to make $555,000 this year. According to multiple reports, Browner’s base salary remains the same but approximately $219,000 was added to his deal in the form of a signing bonus and a roster bonus. And while that may not be a huge number by NFL standards, Browner is appreciative, noting that the raise alone is more than four times the annual salary he made in the CFL.
“I’m here to play football,” he said. “We already make more than the average guy, so I’m happy, satisfied. I was up there in Canada making 50 grand… I’m satisfied.”
The Seahawks will still have a tough decision to make on Browner down the road. When Browner hits free agency next year, they’ll have to decide how many members of their secondary they can afford over the next few seasons.
Pete Carroll told USA Today that if receiver Percy Harvin, who is expected to get a second opinion on his hip injury next week, ends up needing surgery, he will not be able to play this season.
“If you have hip surgery, it’s a lot longer than the season,” Carroll told USA Today. “Hip surgery, he’s not going to play for the season.”