NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is facing an indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy:
#Seahawks CB Brandon Browner has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 18, 2013
The Seahawks are already without cornerback Walter Thurmond while he serves a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Browner was suspended four games last season for violating the PED policy.
As a second-time offender, he’ll get eight games. That leaves him one strike away from a one-year ban. This is a significant blow for a team hoping to make a run through the NFL playoffs and win the Super Bowl.
This has been brewing for awhile now, and it will likely end Browner’s tenure with the Seahawks, as he’s a free agent after the season, and the team is reportedly “done with him”.
The team was also reportedly in contact with veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield, who signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks in April, only to be one of the final roster cuts prior to the start of the NFL Season.
The team contacted him again when they learned of Browner’s suspension ,but have yet to strike a deal, and it appears the NFL career of Winfield is over.
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