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Source: Saints CB Brandon Browner is 'fine'

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Brandon Browner is "fine," according to a source, after the New Orleans Saints' cornerback was carted to the locker room with a lower leg injury Thursday night.

That's obviously a huge relief for the Saints, since Browner was their top free-agent target this offseason and the No. 2 and 3 cornerback spots were arguably their biggest weakness last year.

The big, physical corner appeared to signal that he'll be OK with his coyly-worded tweet earlier Thursday night: "Small thing to a Giant."

It's unclear if Browner will be sidelined in the short term. He was injured when he took a hit to his right knee/shin area from teammate Hau'oli Kikaha's helmet during a goal-line scrum.

Browner initially tried to walk it off but was eventually carted off after trainers assessed him on the sideline for a few minutes.