The returning cornerback says he is looking forward to proving himself anew in 2016. 'I've still got the nerves, the anxiety all over again.'

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Newly re-signed cornerback Brandon Browner made his deal with the Seahawks official in time today to begin taking part in the team’s voluntary off-season program.

While there was no media access, the team’s website provided a few interviews, and in one, Browner said he is hoping to show with the Seahawks that last year was an aberration, when he received his share of criticism for a New Orleans team that gave up an NFL record 45 touchdown passes in a season, among other dubious stats, being released in March.

“I still feel like this is my first year,” said Browner, 31, who initially entered the NFL in 2005 with Denver. “I’ve still got the nerves, the anxiety all over again. I guess that’s a good thing because I want to prove myself all over again”

In case there was any doubt that he would get his familiar No. 39 back, the team’s website identifies him with that number though it belonged last year to Mohammed Seisay, who remains on the team.

Browner said that being back with the other founding members of Legion of Boom and the other Seattle teammates is “great, it’s awesome. These are my best friends. So I get an opportunity to play with these guys once again. I’m excited about it.”

Terms of Browner’s one-year contract have yet to be revealed but it is expected to be a low-risk deal for the Seahawks (and recall that Browner also is still guaranteed a $2.75 million salary this season by the Saints).