The Redskins are looking for a cornerback and tonight they will host one who could help them—for part of this coming season, anyway. And they will host one of his former teammates.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that former Seahawks cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond are scheduled to visit Redskins Park tonight.
Thurmond was a role player for most of his four years in Seattle. He has played in 34 games with eight starts and one interception.
For a while, Browner was a member in good standing of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” defensive backfield. In 2011 he picked off six passes and returned two for touchdowns. He had three picks in 2012 before a suspension for violating the league’s PED policy put him on the shelf for four games. The last year he missed eight games due to injuries, including a groin injury that kept him out of the postseason.
Earlier this year Browner was suspended indefinitely for another PED violation. But he appealed and a compromise settlement will allow him to sign with a team, participate in the offseason programs, training camp, and preseason games before serving a four-game suspension to start the season. Browner will play the next four games without pay.
Everyone in the league is looking for bigger corners and at 6-feet-4, Browner fills the bill. We will see if there is mutual interest and if the Redskins are willing to figure out a Plan B at corner while Browner serves his suspension.
One more note: A Browner acquisition might create some awkward moments in the locker room. Browner and Redskins’ receiver Pierre Garçon clashed verbally during and after the teams’ 2012 playoff game.