Saints cornerback Brandon Browner bids farewell in tweet, had become lightning rod for disgruntled fans _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) reacts after being called for pass interference for tugging the jersey of Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) during the fourth quarter Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Tennessee Titans won in overtime, 34-28.

Brandon Browner said he wanted to return to Seattle at some point.

It just happened sooner than anyone would have ever expected.

After being released by the Saints earlier this offseason, the cornerback has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks.

“I’ve been excited about this one, been trying to keep it to myself,” Browner wrote on Instagram. “Secrets out, I’m grateful and can’t wait to get back to work.”

The move allows Browner to return to Seattle, where he spent three seasons before landing with the New England Patriots in 2014.

The Saint signed Browner to a three-year, $15 million contract prior to the start of last season.

It never went as planned.

The 6-foot-4 cornerback was targeted 87 times throughout the season and gave up 56 receptions for 893 yards, according to The Advocate’s charting.

While injuries in the secondary did not help and likely forced Browner into situations that both he and the team would have liked to have avoided, New Orleans decided to part ways with the cornerback instead of trying to see if he could bounce back this season.

Now, Browner will get the chance to do that with the team he built his name with early in his career.