The signing of cornerback Brandon Browner, who agreed to terms on a deal with the Seahawks Sunday, became official Monday. Four players also signed tenders Monday, with center Patrick Lewis signing his restricted free agent tender, and tight end Cooper Helfet, cornerback Mohammed Seisay and safety Steven Terrell all signing exclusive rights tenders.
Additionally, defensive back DeShawn Shead signed his exclusive rights tender last week.
Browner, a starter for the Seahawks for three seasons from 2011 to 2013, spent the past two seasons with New England and New Orleans before returning to the team that signed him out of the Canadian Football league in 2011. He joins a position group that also includes Shead, who started five games at right cornerback last season, as well as one at strong safety, and Jeremy Lane, who re-signed as an unrestricted free agent in March. Lane and Shead split time between right corner and nickel role over the final six games of last season following the release of Cary Williams, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has mentioned that he like the flexibility his secondary had with those two being able to play inside and outside.
Lewis, who first signed with Seattle in 2014 off of Cleveland's practice squad, started four games that year, then started nine in 2015 after taking over the starting job midway through the season.
Helfet has started two games and appeared in 25 over the past two seasons, catching 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns. Terrell appeared in 12 games for Seattle last season, primarily in a special teams role, and had four tackles and one pass defensed. Seisay, who Seattle acquired in a trade with Detroit last summer, spent 2015 on injured reserve, the result of a groin injury suffered in Seattle's first preseason game.