Published: Aug. 29, 2016 at 05:05 p.m.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2016 at 05:13 p.m.

Seahawks cut defensive back Brandon Browner


Brandon Browner's return to Seattle will end up being short lived.

The Seahawks are cutting the veteran cornerback, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Browner rejoined the Seahawks as a "hybrid safety" after spending 2015 in New Orleans, where he played through a torn MCL and wore out his welcome over the 16-game season, serving as one of the least effective corners in all of football. Browner became the most-penalized player over a single season in NFL history, thanks to a bevy of defensive holding calls.

Browner spent 2014 in New England, playing in nine games and winning a ring as part of the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIV championship team.

The 32-year-old Browner apparently struggled to reclaim his prior form even when returning to a familiar place in Seattle, where he once played as a dominant corner opposite Richard Sherman in the original incarnation of the Legion of Boom.