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Brandon Browner in New Orleans on Wednesday

Brandon Browner

Brandon Browner


The Saints say that their reason for making the Jimmy Graham trade was to gain resources they can use to improve their defense and their early maneuvers in free agency suggest getting better at cornerback is of particular interest to the team.

Tramon Williams visited with the team on Tuesday night and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports and PFT has confirmed that Brandon Browner is in New Orleans for a visit on Wednesday. Browner became a free agent on Tuesday when the Patriots declined their 2015 option on his contract and the Saints were quickly identified as an interested party.

Keenan Lewis and Corey White are the most experienced cornerbacks currently on the Saints roster, which would mean they’d need more depth at the position even if the two veterans weren’t coming off rough 2014 seasons.

If the Saints don’t strike a deal with Browner, he has other teams interested in talking to him about a deal. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Washington, Baltimore, Jacksonville and Cleveland are also interested in talking to Browner, but that no visits have been scheduled with other teams at this point. A visit with Washington might not be a pressing need since Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan was in Seattle’s front office at the same time that Browner was in their secondary.