Browner: “NFL Has Reinstated Me”

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Christian Peterson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Seattle Seahawk Brandon Browner says the NFL has reinstated the suspended cornerback, tweeting that he was contacted by the league on Tuesday. Browner was suspended in November for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

The Seahawks would not comment on Browner’s reinstatement because he is, officially, no longer on the team. A 2011 Pro Bowler, Browner is an unrestricted free agent and able to now enter into negotiations with other teams on Saturday. The corner has served just two and a half months of his one-year suspension for marijuana use.

Browner played in only eight games in 2013 and was out with a groin injury when suspended. The 29-year-old appealed the suspension but lost on Dec. 18, missing out on Seattle’s Super Bowl run.

The NFL classified Browner as a Stage 3 offender because he did not submit urine tests while playing in the Canadian Football League from 2007-10 following a failed test for marijuana use while with Denver in 2006. 

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