Found December 14, 2011 on Seattle Times:
RENTON -- Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has the most interceptions of any rookie in the NFL.If only, you know, he was a rookie.And even though this is Browner's first season in the NFL, he's not technically a rookie. At least not under the league's very strict criteria, which does not consider a member of another draft class to be a rookie. Instead, Browner is listed as a first-year player.It's more than a matter of semantics. Browner has picked off four passes in the past three games, and he would start making some noise in the Defensive Rookie of the Year conversation that Denver's Von Miller will probably end up winning.The NFL has a pretty narrow definition of rookies. There are some exceptions for players from other leagues such as the CFL, but even those are narrow. That's a much more restrictive use of rookie than other sports leagues. Ichiro won the Rookie of the Year in baseball after he played for years in Japan, and Arvydas Sabonis was voted ...
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