Seahawks’ CBs Sherman and Browner facing 4-game suspension

Seattle Seahawks starting cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are each facing a four -game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.

Sherman and Browner tested positive for Adderall and are appealing their suspensions.  The appeals could be heard this week.  Sherman defended himself on Twitter:

These two cornerbacks are the best secondary units in the NFL and are one of the reasons why the Seahawks defense ranks fifth in the league.

The absence of both Sherman and Browner would be a huge blow to the Seahawks (6-5), who lost 24-21 Sunday to the Miami Dolphins in Miami but still are competing for a playoff spot in the NFC.

If the suspensions are upheld, Seattle would have to lean on veteran Marcus Trufant to replace Sherman at left cornerback and Walter Thurmond to replace Browner at right cornerback.

Seattle is locked in a race with Tampa Bay (6-5) for an NFC wild-card spot. The Buccaneers have had two starting cornerbacks (Eric Wright and Aqib Talib, who later was traded to New England) suspended for four games for using Adderall.

The 6-foot-3 Sherman leads the Seahawks with four interceptions this season while the 6-4 Browner, a Pro Bowler in 2011, has three interceptions.

Written by AG2

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