The four-game suspension of Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond for violating the league’s substance abuse policy is expected to be made official Tuesday. The Seahawks will make a corresponding roster move then.
Some options to replace Thurmond and cornerback Brandon Browner, who is reportedly facing a one-year suspension: Veteran Antoine Winfield, whom the Seahawks have not officially signed yet. Winfield has not worked out for the Seahawks since the end of training camp.
Former San Francisco cornerback Perrish Cox, who was in a few weeks ago along with Michael Huff (Huff signed with Denver), rookie Tharold Simon, who is expected to begin practicing this week after being out with a foot injury since rookie minicamp and DeShawn Shead, who is currently on the Seattle practice squad.
Also, Marcus Trufant worked out for the Seahawks today.
Byron Maxwell had an increased role last week with Browner out. He and Jeremy Lane will step into the mix at cornerback with Thurmond and Browner unavailable.
As for Browner, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN are reporting that he will be suspended for a year. Browner injured his groin two weeks ago against the Atlanta Falcons. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Browner was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Though they had not yet, the Seahawks were and still are expected to place Browner on IR.
In the bigger picture, Browner, who is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, is all but done in Seattle.
Browner was also suspended the last four games of last season for a PED violation.