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Seahawks’ CB Brandon Browner status uncertain for Sunday

Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner during pre game warm ups prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is uncertain whether cornerback Brandon Browner will be able to suit up on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park, according to an Associated Press report, via CSN Bay Area.

Browner has been dealing with a groin injury suffered in week 10 at the Atlanta Falcons, but is also dealing with the uncertainty of a year-long suspension imposed upon him by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

“I don’t know. We have no control over it,” Carroll said. “We don’t know. We have no timeline. We’re just waiting to get him ready. He’s healthy enough to get back on the field some and we’ll see how it goes.”

Browner has appealed his suspension and is still awaiting word on his fate.  Initially, according to multiple reports, his groin injury was thought to be a six-week problem but the corner has recovered quickly.  Of course all of that might be a moot point if his suspension is upheld.

“Early on we couldn’t tell you about the injury because he had a significant groin tear but he managed it really well and it was in a place that we found out he could recover quickly. We thought he was out a solid six weeks when it happened,” Carroll said. “He’s just responded tremendously. He’s on the roster and he’s ready to compete for us if he can get back to practice this week. We’ll do this one day at a time and we’ll see where it fits.”

Seattle has gotten a bit thinner in the defensive backfield with the suspension and injury to Browner and the 4-game ban of cornerback Walter Thurmond III — also for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Topics: Brandon Browner, NFL, Pete Carroll, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

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