Source: Saints cornerback Brandon Browner to be released on March 9 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) commits a face mask penalty against Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson (84) in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS — Brandon Browner made it clear last month that he was no longer going to be a member of the Saints by posting on social media that he was being let go.

What wasn’t clear was when the move was actually going to take place. We now know the transaction will take place on March 9, according to a source, when the new league year begins.

By waiting to make the move, New Orleans can choose to take the $2.6 million cap charge Browner carries all in 2016 or split the charge over two seasons by designating him a June 1 cut.

Browner was signed by the Saints last offseason with the hopes that he would help solidify a secondary that struggled the prior season. Instead, he ended up leading the league in penalties and often struggled to perform in New Orleans’ defensive schemes.

It appears the Saints are set to move forward with Delvin Breaux and Keenan Lewis sitting atop the depth chart at cornerback.

Pro Football Talk first reported the date of Browner’s release.