Seattle Seahawks corner back Brandon Browner will be suspended for four games after he chose not to appeal the suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug (PED) policy.
Browner, along with corner back Richard Sherman, were each suspended for four games pending an appeal. Sherman is still going through the appeal process.
With the loss of Browner, it appears that corner Walter Thurmond will be in the lineup when the Seahawks face division rival Arizona Cardinals.
Thurmond is in his third season with Seattle and has recorded 49 tackles and one force fumble in his time with the team.
Browner will be eligible to play after the last regular season game for the Seahawks. As far as Sherman, his appeal is scheduled for Dec. 14, so he will still be in the lineup against Arizona.
If Sherman wins his appeal and the Seahawks advance to the playoffs, the Seahawks will have both their starting corner backs in the lineup as they make their postseason run.
The loss of Browner for the regular season is huge as they continue to fight for a playoff berth and possibly the NFC West title.
The Seahawks will be facing the rest of their divisional rivals in the remaining games of the season, which could land them in a good spot in the postseason if they are able to win out.
The loss of their starting cornerback weakens their defense, but with Sherman still in the lineup so far, the secondary of the Seahawks should be fine.