Brandon Browner was on a conference call with New England reporters Monday, speaking to the media for the first time since the middle of last season.
He said he didn’t expect to be back with the Seahawks in 2014.
“Yeah I kind of expected to be a free agent and play elsewhere this year,” Browner said. “There are so many good football players up there that are young and I understand it’s a business. They have some guys they have to take care of that are much younger than me that will be around. So there were no hard feelings there. I got a text message from Coach [Pete] Carroll. Those guys have always been good to me, so they’ll always have a place in my heart. They gave me the shot to get back into the league coming out of the CFL anyways.”
Browner was asked about his suspension and chose not to elaborate.
“I’ll say a little but I don’t think I want to go into the details for the simple fact that I want to keep that behind me and move on forward from that situation,” Browner said. “Like I said before, I just want to contribute to the Pats and leave that in the past. What I can say is that for the last few months, my future has been in a dark place. I made a few mistakes and that’s one of the mistakes I regret. I look forward to righting my wrongs and I’m blessed at the opportunity to come play in New England and start on a good foot, so to say.”
Not surprisingly, Browner said it was difficult to watch the Super Bowl and not be a part of what was happening.
“It was tough to watch my guys out there go get it,” Browner said. “But at the same time, I also enjoyed it as well. It seemed like they had a good bead on Peyton Manning and those guys. They played a little faster than the Broncos did, so it was exciting to see those guys playing like we play ball. It almost looked like a glorified practice, so to say. Not to say anything bad about the Broncos, but watching those guys run and execute the plays we executed all season long, it was awesome to see the game turn out the way it did.”
You can read the full transcript here.