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Conflicting reports have the Patriots signing cornerback Brandon Browner

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  March 14, 2014 08:29 AM

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Is Brandon Browner a Patriot or not?

New England's acquisition of the cornerback was something of a Twitter spat Thursday evening between the NFL Network's Ian Rapaport and ESPN's Adam Schefter.

To add fuel to the fire, Browner's Seattle teammate Richard Sherman chimed in:

The best part of the entire evening was perhaps from Browner's agent, who told Pro Football Talk: ""It's 100 percent untrue. I've got four teams to negotiate with. I've got irresponsible journalists who don't check their facts putting this stuff out there, and my phone is blowing up when I'm trying to play hockey."

If signed by New England, Browner, who would start alongside fellow cornerback Darrelle Revis, would have to sit the first four games of the 2014 NFL season for violating the league's drug policy.

As for where things do indeed stand with Browner as of Friday morning, according to Schefter:

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