The Seahawks announced to day that Brandon Browner will begin serving his suspension immediately. He has planned on appealing his suspension, but has dropped that effort in favor of being back in time for the playoffs.
Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) during the game against the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
Richard Sherman’s appeal hearing is scheduled for Friday the 14th, and a ruling on his case isn’t expected until After the December 16th game. This means that Sherman is likely to play in he next 2 games before his suspension begins, but he will miss the first 2 games of the playoffs, or games next year, if his appeal isn’t successful.
Moving Browner to the suspended list meant that the Seahawks had 2 open spots on their 53 man roster.
Filling those spots will be 2 CBs. The Seahawks promoted DeShawn Shead from the practice squad. Shead is a former Safety who the Seahawks converted to CB earlier in the year. His versatility in the defensive backfield will make him an asset with all the different formations the Seahawks like to use.
The Seahawks also signed CB Ron Parker off the Carolina Panthers practice squad. Parker has been with the Seahawks for parts of the last 2 seasons, but did not receive much playing time.