|National Football League|
|Oct. 6 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET20:41 GMT4:41 AM 北京时间1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST3:41 PM CT0:41 UAE (+1)16:41 ET19:41 - The New England Patriots have added cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms to the roster after both served four-game suspensions.
Analysis: The team had until 4 p.m. Monday to lift the roster exemptions while both missed time for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The Patriots signed the 6-foot-4 Browner after he started all 38 games he played in with the Seattle Seahawks the past three seasons. He is expected to provide a physical presence in the secondary. Tyms had a solid training camp with the Patriots after catching two passes in seven games with the Cleveland Browns last season.
|Mar. 14 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 AM 北京时间7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST8:21 PM CT6:21 UAE (+1)22:21 ET1:21 - Suspended former Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner said on Friday that he has agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots, giving the AFC East champions another potent defender in pass coverage. Browner, who was suspended four games in 2012 for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, was suspended in December for again violating the league's substance abuse policy. He will miss the first four games of the 2014 regular season, but he will be allowed to attend training camp and play in exhibition games.
Analysis: A day after representatives for Darrelle Revis confirmed that the three-time All Pro would be joining the Patriots, Browner said on Twitter: "I am proud to announce that I am a New England Patriot." The team has not confirmed either deal, but Browner's was reportedly worth $17 million over three years. The Pats took a stand last year by dumping Aaron Hernandez but another postseason loss may have altered their moral compass in favor of Browner.