The Seahawks like the young depth they’ve assembled in their secondary. Today they’re going to need it.
That’s because starting cornerback Brandon Browner is inactive for the opener against the Panthers. Browner has been dealing with a hamstring injury and had been slated as a game-time decision. Apparently his hamstring wasn’t loose enough in pregame for him to give it a go.
With Browner out, cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell will get more playing time. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would be wise to look in the direction of Thurmond and Maxwell and stay away from Richard Sherman.