Calgary Stampeders cornerback Brandon Browner will sign with the Seattle Seahawks, Allen Cameron of the Calgary Herald reports.
An Oregon State product, the 6-3, 210-pound Browner has been a CFL All-Star the last three seasons.
Originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2005, Browner had one pass defensed in his first pre-season before fracturing his forearm. The Broncos placed Browner on injured reserve, and waived him the following summer.
Browner’s success in Canada has him wanting to test himself in the NFL.
“There were other teams that were interested, but at the end of the day, it really came down to the Seahawks and Calgary,” Peter Schaffer, Browner’s Denver-based agent, said. “And really, in his heart of hearts, there was a desire to see if his play that’s been exemplary in Canada can translate back into the NFL.”
Cameron adds that the Seahawks were also interested in defensive tackle Tom Johnson, Browner’s teammate with the Stampeders. Johnson is signing with the New Orleans Saints.