Renton, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Seahawks will be without Pro Bowl
cornerback Brandon Browner for the final four games of the regular season
after being suspended by the NFL for violating its policy on performance-
NFL.com had reported in late November that Browner and fellow starting
cornerback Richard Sherman had both tested positive for the prohibited
stimulant Adderall. According to the Seattle Times, Browner was believed to
have dropped his appeal of the penalty, with Sherman's case still pending.
The former CFL standout will be eligible to return to Seattle's active roster
on Dec. 31, one day after the team's regular-season finale against St. Louis,
and would be available if the Seahawks reach the playoffs.
Seattle enters Week 14 in control of the second and final Wild Card spot in
the NFC with a 7-5 record and is within 1 1/2 games of first-place San
Francisco in the West Division.
Signed by Seattle prior to last season following a successful five-year stint
with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders, Browner started all 16 games for the
Seahawks in 2011 and registered a team-high six interceptions along with 54
tackles and 23 passes defensed. The 28-year-old was named to the NFC roster
for the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for San Francisco's Carlos Rogers in
In 12 games this season, Browner has recorded three interceptions along with
44 tackles and three forced fumbles.
To help shore up the secondary, the Seahawks signed cornerbacks Ron Parker and
DeShawn Shead on Wednesday. Parker, who played in two games with Seattle last
season, was plucked from the Carolina Panthers' practice squad, while Shead
was elevated from the Seahawks' practice squad.
Seattle had an open roster spot after releasing veteran wide receiver Braylon
Edwards with an injury settlement on Tuesday.
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