Here is the official transaction log on NFL.com for the Seattle Seahawks for yesterday:
All of them are injury distinctions and PUP listing except one. Brandon Browner signed a negotiated contract. There has been nothing from the team on the team, but there’s not a lot of options for what that could mean.
Browner is in the last year of his contract, so there’s no restructuring for cap purposed that can be done. He’s also making the minimum salary, so there’s no way he took a pay cut. Not that the team would ask him to do so anyways, but it’s impossible, so it’s not even possible.
That leaves only 2 possibilities: 1) the team decided to give him more money for no reason at all, or 2) he signed a contract extension.
I think we can ignore #1. It that happened, it would be the first time I’ve ever seen a team do that. The NFL just doesn’t work that way, especially in today’s era of salary cap rollovers.
That leaves a contract extension as the only genuinely likely option.
We’re going to have to wait and see what the team says later this morning before we know for sure, but at this point there’s plenty of reason to be excited that the Legion of Boom might be staying together for at least another year after this season.