Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com expects Brandon Browner to make the Seahawks‘ 53-man roster, though he is on the bubble. Seattle is curious to see what Browner can do against pass-catching tight ends, but the team also needs to see him show enough at safety to make the cut.
Browner returned to the Seahawks this offseason on a one-year deal. In between his two stints in Seattle, Browner won a ring with the Patriots and inked a three-year, $15MM contract with the Saints and becoming one of the team’s starting corners. Unfortunately, his lone New Orleans season did not go as planned. Pro Football Focus rated him dead last in the league among 113 qualified cornerbacks, leading to his Saints release. Now, he’ll try and get back on track with the Seahawks.
Here’s more out of Seattle:
- Tony McDaniel‘s deal with the Seahawks is worth $985K and contains no guaranteed money, as Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com writes. It’s a minimum-salary benefit deal, meaning the cap hit is only $600K. Given the modest salary and lack of guarantees, Kapadia rightly concludes that the veteran is fighting for a roster spot and is promised very little as the 53-man deadline approaches. Interestingly enough, McDaniel got his latest Seahawks deal thanks in part to Snapchat.
- Will the Legion Of Boom have an extra supporting member this year? Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times sees the Seahawks carrying ten defensive backs instead of nine like they usually do. In light of Tyvis Powell‘s impressive special teams play and interception against KC, Condotta believes that Seattle will find a place for him. It also helps that Powell can provide support at both safety and corner, similar to DeShawn Shead‘s role.
- Recently, we did a Q&A with Condotta to recap the Seahawks’ offseason.