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Browner has a chance to practice today, Carroll says

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Dec. 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm with 21 Comments »
December 4, 2013 2:29 pm

Pete Carroll dropped a surprise in Wednesday’s press conference, saying the cornerback Brandon Browner has a chance to practice today.

Carroll said Browner had a “significant groin tear” when he was injured at Atlanta om Nov. 10.

Browner will be managed day-to-day by the Seahawks as they see how his groin responds. They thought he was going to be out for a full six weeks, but Carroll said he has recovered rapidly.

As far Browner’s dealings with the league, Carroll said he didn’t know a timeline for resolution. Obviously, Browner is in the appeal process, which would allow him to practice and possibly play, when he is healthy enough.

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  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Surprising news to say the least…

  2. seaturkeys says:

    Stick it to the man! FREE BROWNER!

  3. CDHawkFan says:

    If the gloves don’t fit, you must acquit.

  4. CD – lol

  5. I salavate at the thought of getting Browner and Thurmond back to go along with all the experience the others got in their absence.

    Many teams find and exploit weak DBs but teams won’t be able to do that with us.

    Our DBs played great Monday, but as Mr. Happy says, you always need to compete to get better and adding Browner/WTIII back only makes you better.

  6. CYRREEN says:

    YES!!!!!!!! I am so happy Browner is back. Now, let’s go and get a Superbowl ring.

  7. SlickToxic21 says:

    I still think the most amazing part about this team, is the depth.
    Seems to me that the positions that we can least afford an injury at, are punter, kicker, and long snapper!
    I mean obviously, if Russell goes down we’re in trouble…but DL, CB, DB, OL, LB, and maybe even TE and WR could get by with a key injury.

    Pretty damn impressive!

  8. Skavage says:

    It’s a little early to declare Browner “back”. I would be surprised to see him before Christmas. That said, I hope the guy wins his appeal. While I doubt we will see him in a Seahawk uniform next year (unless his signing price is low enough) I do wish him ALL the best and I hope he continues to have a great career.

  9. seatowntp says:

    Honestly, and maybe I am biased in this regard, I’d rather have Thurman back in the starting line up than BB.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Browner coming back of course is a very good thing. Considering depth, especially. But considering how well Maxwell played Monday, I’m not as concerned about the right side being “exposed” as I was. And hopefully the appeal process drags on long enough for him to contribute the rest of the way, when he is able to return.

  11. SandpointHawk says:

    I’m always amazed that with Pete’s history with finding and training D-Backs people still question his starters. BB and Thurmand would be great to have back, but as Duke said our depth with Maxwell (and Lane) is very special…

  12. WiscCory says:

    Does weed stimulate the groin?

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Not a big deal really, we do just fine without Browner.

  14. doubledink says:

    WiseCory, if so, I bet Vernon Davis will be asking BB to help a brother out, man. :)

  15. One good game by the backups doesnt mean we dont need Browner. Is everyone forgetting the Vikings game, where we gave up a good deal of yards to the worst WR corps (at that time) in the NFL, and two horrible qb’s? Yes, we eventually shut them down and won big, but its been obvious Seattle has to rely on zone more often without Browner.

    Those complaining about penalties for Browner need to can it. Seriously, I dont think he’s been called for more penalties than Sherm, and I know for a fact several of his penalties were totally bogus. So I challenge those folks to come up with some stats supporting your claim.

    The fact that Seattle is still sticking with BB shows Carrol and Schneiders opinion on whether or not we’re better off with BB in the lineup.

    Plus, Thurmond will be rusty. Also, its a good bet the secondary wont be quite as successful as Monday night. You have to take into account all the games played without BB–and until the Saints game it was a step down without him.

    BB allows us to really jam WR’s and play man-to-man, which becomes important vs tough offenses, especially with mobile qb’s (you can use a spy then) or badass WR corps or great running games.

    For all we know, BB may only play part of the time–but its great to have options, so you can gameplan several different schemes.

    Just tired of all the anti-BB smack talk lately. Y’all are ungrateful as hell for what he’s done. His play deserves better than that.

  16. edstang45 says:

    I have been one of the guys saying BB gets what he brought on him self, But I am very excited with the possibility of him winning this appeal and would love to see him back. Now if that happens it’s all on him to stay clean and Play ball.. Good luck BB I wish you all the very best….Go Hawks

  17. edstang45 says:

    Now back to the present…Harbaf you suck

  18. Newborough says:

    Is it true that if Browner wins his appeal, then he’s going to escape with no suspension at all, after the substance abuse claim, as some folks seem to be assuming? Or does it just mean a reduction from a one-year ban to four games instead?

    Anyone know the over/under on the outcome of the appeal? A four game ban is already impacting his availability for the playoffs and it’ll only get worse, the longer the appeal drags on.

    It would be cool if a successful appeal resulted in no ban at all, but is that a possible outcome?

  19. Actually, both Thurmond and Lane are better in the slot than outside, Browner’s biggest play is disruption within that first five yards and when he can handfight with the receivers, Maxwell is handsy and faster than Browner but not as big so he doesn’t disrupt the timing as well as Browner. I’d like to see DeShawn Shead play opposite Sherman, though for now it’s probably best to keep him as a backup for Sherm.

  20. raymaines says:

    Newborough asks: “Is it true that if Browner wins his appeal, then he’s going to escape with no suspension at all, after the substance abuse claim, as some folks seem to be assuming? Or does it just mean a reduction from a one-year ban to four games instead?”

    Well, that’s the $64,000 question isn’t it?

    “It would be cool if a successful appeal resulted in no ban at all, but is that a possible outcome?”

    Yes, I think it is. His time in Canada was long enough to put him back to Stage one (or maybe even stage zero) and now one MJ positive test would result in NO discipline. As in, NONE.

  21. Newborough says:

    Thanks Ray, I’ll keep my fingers crossed then

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