It's no secret that NFL teams targeted whichever side of the field New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis wasn't lined up on during the 2014 season. So the Saints brought in Brandon Browner, 6 feet 4, 221 pounds and owner of Super Bowl rings from the past two seasons, to solidify the secondary.
Browner and Lewis are already friends as the two were teammates at Oregon State. Both are tall, rangy cornerbacks who excel in press coverage and should give quarterbacks in the NFC South fits this season. For fans attending training camp practices at The Greenbrier or in Metairie, watching these two go through individual and team drills will illustrate just how hard it will be to pass against the Saints this season.
"He's competitive, he's driven and certainly one of the things we talked about this offseason (and) through the draft, through the acquisition of players, is the makeup and making sure that that's something we felt was a plus," Saints Coach Sean Payton said. "And certainly with him, we feel that that's a strength of his."
Browner said it: "(The Saints being a championship-level team) is part of the reason I signed here. But just like those teams, I always felt like there was a lot of work to be done and I think I can say that for this team as well. There's a lot of work to be put in before we can speak about Super Bowl and things like that. But there's definitely an aura around this team and this group."
Photos of Brandon Browner at 2015 New Orleans Saints Organized Team Activities.