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Morning links: Reports that Browner possibly still facing some suspension

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 5, 2014 at 10:51 am with 12 Comments »
March 5, 2014 10:51 am

Good morning.

A few links out there today:

> USA Today writes that Brandon Browner’s reinstatement was likely part of a settlement deal that includes a multiple game suspension at the start of next season.

> ESPN also writes that Browner is expected to be banned next season for a portion of time.

> Richard Sherman recently went back to Stanford where he is being viewed as a role model for its football players.

> An argument that the Seahawks can keep most of the team together thanks to the expanding salary cap.

> SI’s mock draft has the Seahawks taking David Yankey in the first round.

> Monday Morning Quarterback writes “buyer beware” when it comes to free agency. Michael Bennett and Golden Tate are mentioned in the story.

> Kickers aren’t likely to be thrilled with the idea of moving the line of scrimmage for extra points from the 2-yard line to the 25.

> USA Today writes that Jimmy Graham and the Saints are likely heading for a contract dispute.

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  1. FleaFlicker says:

    So technically, he was suspended with two games left in the regular season. Best case scenario for Browner is that they gave him that 8 game suspension previously offered and they include the three post season games, giving him credit for 5 games as “time served”.

    He definitely got himself into this whole mess, but I’m glad to see the guy is not effectively having his career ended.

  2. Todd,
    The expanding salary article is excellent!

  3. doubledink says:

    BB was paid for the NFCCG and SB so I doubt they could be called part of the suspension. The division game might be considered if that is possible.

  4. doubledink says:

    And I thought the previous offer was 4 game suspension? I may be incorrect.

  5. Ray_Maines says:

    Maybe the best recap of SB-48 thus far:

  6. I really hope that article on the ballooning cap is true. I also hope Agents dont manage to balloon salaries back where they were a few years ago. Im sorry, but $20 million per year for qb’s, 13 for CB’s, 11-18 for DE’s is simply asinine. No one is worth that.

    I would be utterly stoked if we can re-sign Tate, Bennett, Baldwin, and maybe even McDonald or McDaniels!

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Obviously agents are going to get everything they can for their clients. It’s up the individual teams to manage their caps responsibly, not the agents. Personally, I welcome teams to “invest” heavily in one of two positions and mortgage their long term success. So long as Seattle continues to introduce talent into the organization year after year, that does nothing but help them.

  8. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    This just in from ESPN. Browner has a four game suspension. That’s too much, in my opinion, considering the post-season games and the Superbowl he missed with the Seahawks.

  9. FleaFlicker says:

    Four game suspension might actually be a great thing, from the perspective of a Seattle cap. Bring him back for an OK contract ($2mm a year) and starting at game 5, we’ve got some real quality depth in the defensive backfield.

    But hopefully Brandon can find a place to get paid as much as possible, he doesn’t have many earning years left.

  10. doubledink says:

    He missed 3 game checks already, methinks. It would be good for him if those counted toward the suspension.

  11. skystyler says:

    Golden Tate broke more tackles and got more YAC per reception than any other receiver in the NFL last year. Plus he was an extremely effective punt returner. I dont agree he has the “role” flag. If anything he has the “overpriced” flag, as the seahawks wants to keep him but don’t want to pay too much for him, given the other more important players they have to sign in the near future (eg Russell and Earl).

  12. I agree, Tate is far better than they give him credit for.

    Still hoping we sign him to 6 million a year…

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