Avril, Browner will be game-time decisions for the Seahawks


The Seahawks have a couple of question marks on their defense heading into their Week One visit to Carolina.

Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that defensive end Cliff Avril and cornerback Brandon Browner will both be game-time decisions on Sunday. Both players have been dealing with hamstring injuries and have been limited in practice over the course of the week as a result.

Avril was able to work on Thursday, but has been bothered by various aches and pains since signing with the Seahawks as a free agent and didn’t play at all in the preseason. He’s one of several defensive linemen that have been battling injuries, although Carroll said Friday that defensive tackles Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel are both expected to be in the lineup.

Browner hurt his hamstring last week and the injury has kept him off the field for part of this week. Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell would both be possible replacements across from Richard Sherman in the starting lineup.

12 responses to “Avril, Browner will be game-time decisions for the Seahawks

  1. Most analysts are taking Carolina over Seattle as the “biggest upset of the week”

    Maybe they are right….

  2. ingraven says:
    Sep 6, 2013 4:46 PM
    Guess they are running low on PEDs…That explains why their top 2 corners are freaks of nature.


    super funny!…and totally original..said nobody

  3. WRT the previous comment. Yeah this whole PED bashing is getting lame and old.

    Prediction: No upset in this game. Lynch will maraud his way to a 100 yds and Wilson will be his efficient self and lead the hawks to victory

  4. When this game is over Sunday, you’ll hear a lot of people saying, “Oh, I knew Carolina was going to blow out Seattle.” Don’t believe a single one of them.

  5. Being familiar with Seattle’s backups in the secondary…remember Browner missed the final four games of last season….missing Browner is a lot less troublesome than missing Avril.

    That said, sure glad we have O’Brien Schofield and that Mayowa kid, who, on a team of unlikely players, may be the most unlikely of all (he was ‘found’ in a regional combine), to come in and play while Avril and Clemons recover, and Irvin serves his time on the suspended list. So, without Avril, we’re basically playing the #4 and #5 pass rush guys on the roster this weekend. Without Browner, we’ll still have Sherman, Thurmond, Maxwell, and Jeremy Lane.

  6. wait…. the headline mentions Seahawks, and then some super clever, super original commenters referenced PEDs? wow, that’s new.

    hi, I’m the 1,387,264th person to make a PED joke, don’t you think I’m funny?

    good lord, get some new material….

  7. If you haters are going to “grace” us with your input on EVERY single Seahawks article, at the very least provide some new material.

    I mean seriously guys, get a life.

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