Brandon Browner back at practice for Seahawks

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Brandon Browner may ultimately be unable to play again for the Seattle Seahawks this season. However, it appears as though his health won’t be the reason that keeps him sidelined.

Browner returned to practice for the Seahawks on Wednesday after missing the last two games due to a groin injury. Browner came up lame in a game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. He’s been unable to work with the team the last three weeks because of the injury that Pete Carroll initially labeled as “serious.”

Carroll indicated Browner would likely be out at least four-to-six weeks due to the injury. However, Browner has responded much faster than the team anticipated.

“It was in a place that we found out he could recover quickly so he’s come back much faster than we thought,” Carroll said. “We thought he would be out a solid six weeks when it happened so he’s just responded tremendously.”

Browner was limited in his first practice back with the team. Carroll said he’s unsure at this point whether Browner has a chance to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in a game that could clinch the NFC West for Seattle. However, reserves Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane stepped up and played well last week against the New Orleans Saints and are trusted to carry the load if necessary.

“We’re really excited because I know they’ll be more comfortable and they’ll continue to grow with the opportunity, so we’re in good shape there,” Carroll said.

Browner still may not play another game for Seattle this season. He’s awaiting a decision on an appeal of a possible suspension for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The Seahawks are left waiting to hear a ruling on the appeal to see if Browner will be able to be a part of their playoff run in January.

“I don’t know any more than you guys know. So we’ll see what happens,” Carroll said.

11 responses to “Brandon Browner back at practice for Seahawks

  1. He’s done in Seattle folks. Doesn’t matter if the league reduces his suspension. We thank you for the years you put in, and the toughness ya brought. Canadian football league will start him next year, for a tenth as much.
    Best of luck

  2. Love the way Coach just keeps pushing forward as if all is going to work out. Puts that positive thought in your minds……….

  3. After Maxwell’s performance vs Saints, if I were ahead of him on the depth chart, I would be back on the practice field too, no matter how much it hurt, just to keep my job. No big surprise here.

  4. Anyone notice that Seahawks tend to come back from injuries in half the scheduled time?

    HGH is the new Adderall in Seattle!

  5. bayballtim, did you see how many weeks Russell Okung missed and Breno Giacomini, not to mention Percy Harvin? Who are these players you are talking who came back in half the time?

  6. Any word if Harvin practiced today? I’ve been checking all news outlets every 15 minutes to see anything new, and still not finding any updates!?!?!?!?

  7. Doesn’t matter who plays on Sunday, the She-Hawks are still going to get the crap kicked out of them….Russell Wilson is over rated, Sherman covers scrubby WR’s and the only team worth talking about that they beat was the Saint because Bree’s relies heavily on audibles. This team had a soft schedule all year….they’ll be one and done in the playoffs

  8. @Johnny Chingas

    1.) Who’s your team?
    2.) Sherman shuts down EVERY WR he faces
    3.) We’ve beaten 3 of the top teams in the NFL. Saints, Niners, and Panthers.
    4.) Wilson is top2 in MVP talks on every media outlet.

    You are a moron. You must either be a sad Niners fan.

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