For the second consecutive year, Seattle Seahawks’ defensive back Brandon Browner violated the year’s substance abuse policy and now will likely be suspended for a full season. Fellow cornerback Walter Thurmond also violated the substance abuse policy and has been suspended for four games.
According to Seahawks’ wide receiver Golden Tate, both players are selfish.
“Everyone should realize where this team is,” Tate said Tuesday on 710 ESPN radio in Seattle via Terry Blount of ESPN. “You are affecting way more than yourself. I feel like that was kind of a selfish move on both those guys’ part. But it is what it is. The show must go on, and that’s what we’re gonna do.
Although Browner, who is already battling a groin injury, won’t play again, at least not this season, Thurmond can return to action on December 23, so he could play in the postseason.
To make up for the suspensions, the Seahawks signed veteran defensive back Perrish Cox on Thursday.
The Seahawks will host the New Orleans Saints in a game that could decide home field advantage in the NFC Monday night.