Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner confirmed he had received a pay increase from the organization on the final year of his three-year deal with the team.
“It’s a good gesture,” Browner said. “I’m a team guy. Mostly for me it’s about playing football. That’s what I want to do here, help this team be successful.”
Browner was due to make $550,000 in base salary for the 2013 season, and received a $250,000 raise for the upcoming year.
The bump in pay should help offset the $109,411 in salary he lost after being suspended the final four games of 2012 for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.
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Browner also was fined $7,815 for a pile-driving receiver Greg Jennings to the turf against Green Bay – a play for which he received a personal foul.
According to salary cap specialist Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports, Browner also received $215,201 in performance pay in 2012.
Browner, who turns 29 next Friday, also received assurances the Seahawks would talk about an extension at the end of the season, and ultimately would like to remain in Seattle, where Pete Carroll has developed one of the best defensive backfields in the NFL.
“I want the Legion of Boom to really mean something when it’s all said and done with,” Browner said. “Not something that we just made up last year. I want that to hold weight for years to come.”
Report: Harvin scheduled for second opinion
Receiver Percy Harvin was at practice watching from the sidelines this morning. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Harvin will meet with Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York City on Tuesday to get a second opinion on his injured hip.
Doug Baldwin continued to work with the first unit at slot receiver with Harvin out. But the receiver group supported Harvin’s decision to get the issue resolved.
“I’m happy that he’s on our team,” receiver Golden Tate said. “Hopefully he gets healthy soon, so he can help us.”
ESPN’s Mike Sando has more from Sidney Rice on Harvin’s situation.
* The defense owned the two-minute drill today, as the first, second and third-unit offense struggled to move the ball against the defense in that situation. Perhaps the most disheartening thing for Seattle was the second-unit defense shutting down the first-unit offense in the two-minute situation.
* Rookie running back Christine Michael worked with the first unit as the third-down back in the 2-minute drill.
* Tarvaris Jackson took reps with the second-unit offense during the two-minute drill.
* Rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill worked with the first-unit offense at defensive tackle alongside Brandon Mebane.
* Russell Wilson talked about his experience running with the bulls in Spain this summer, acknowledging that Carroll and the organization wasn’t exactly pleased with his decision.
“Originally I just wanted to go to Spain, and I was looking at stuff on what to do, and all of a sudden I see this guy getting gored by a bull, and I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do,’” Okung said, chuckling.
And how did the conversation with Carroll about his experience go afterward?
“It didn’t go too well,” Okung said. “But I think the thing they knew about me is that I would be safe, and as much as I could do the right thing.”
* Along with Harvin, Zach Miller (foot), Tharold Simon (foot), Robert Turbin (foot), Chris Clemons (knee) and Greg Scruggs (knee). Linebacker Korey Toomer (knee) remains on the non-football injury list. Michael Robinson and Heath Farwell also did not practice today, but no word on what their injury might be as Pete Carroll did not talk with reporters today.