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Reports conflict on Brandon Browner and Patriots

Brandon Browner must sit out the first four games of next season because he violated the NFL’s drug policy.

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Brandon Browner must sit out the first four games of next season because he violated the NFL’s drug policy.

So did the Patriots find a new BFF for Darrelle Revis?

Conflicting reports Thursday night had New England signing cornerback Brandon Browner, late of the Super Bowl-champion Seahawks, to a two-year deal.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted news of the signing before Schefter pulled back his report and quoted Browner’s agent, Peter Scaffer, who said he was still negotiating with “four teams and we do not have a deal. We aren’t even close.”

Rapoport stuck by his report and later tweeted that Browner “has spread the word to those close to him that he has agreed with the [Patriots].’’

Browner’s outspoken ex-teammate, Richard Sherman, tweeted “congrats to @bbrowner27 my brother so excited for you!!!!”

Browner is a 6-foot-4-inch, 220-pound physical presence, a bookend corner to go with Revis, who signed on with the Patriots Thursday.

Browner must sit out the first four games of the season because he violated the league’s drug policy.

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