Saints Release Brandon Browner, Resign Luke McCown & Travaris Cadet
The New Orleans Saints said good bye to one player on Thursday, and welcomed back two others, officially releasing cornerback Brandon Browner, while resigning quarterback Luke McCown and running back Travaris Cadet.
The 31-year old Browner signed with the Saints as a free agent last year, and compiled 63 tackles and one interception in his only season with the team.
By releasing Browner, who was due $6.3 million in 2016, the Saints will save $2.25 million.
The 34-year old McCown reportedly agreed to two-year deal worth $3 million, with a $500,000 signing bonus and the ability to be paid $1.5 million in each of the two years.
A 12-year veteran, McCown has spent the last three season with the Saints, including 2015, when he completed 32-of-39 passes for 339 yards, to go along with 0 touchdowns and one interception as the back-up to starter Drew Brees.
The 27-year old Cadet remains with the Saints, after agreeing to a new one-year contract. Terms have not been disclosed.
In 4 NFL seasons, including and two separate stints with the Saints, Cadet has rushed for 65 yards on 22 carries, while also accumulating 62 catches for 559 yards and 3 touchdowns.