Jun 12, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) talks with cornerback Brandon Browner (39) during minicamp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Browner Might Have Signed Contract Extension

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.

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  • bobk333

    I am fairly positive there was no extension. I could be wrong — it’s rare but it happens once every few seasons.

    It is probably just a raise, and there was, of course, a good reason behind it. Browner has been severely underpaid, so the Seahawks did the fair thing in order to keep Browner happy for the season.

    The Hawks will wait to see how Thurmond is doing until they offer Browner an extension.

    • ricefield

      bob, how often do you read about an NFL team giving a pay raise with no extension? Thurmond’s ability and health are almost a lottery type bet. Browner’s extension will be interesting with so many others also up for extension soon.

  • Hanley H. Bonynge

    I read a tweet the other day about keeping the “LOB in tact and a force for years to come.” Can’t remember if it came from Browner or Chancellor though. Makes a little more sense with this information for context.