Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was a surprise limited-participant in
practice on Wednesday due to a strained hamstring, according to ESPN.com's Terry Blount. Browner played in all four of Seattle’s preseason games without any
problems. This particular injury popped up somewhat mysteriously leaving his
availability for this weekend in question. It is possible head coach Pete
Carroll is just playing it safe with his Pro-Bowl cornerback, but the timing is
a little bit too close for comfort if you are a Seahawk fan.
first week of the regular season already upon us, Seattle will likely rest
Browner for the rest of the week. If they end up having to play without their
enormous 6’4” corner, Seattle will be forced to rely on the inexperience of
Walter Thurmond III—who had an amazing preseason that led to the eventual
release of Antoine Winfield—and second-year cornerback Jeremy Lane, who showed
real promise in limited action last season.
Seattle feels very good about the depth they have in their secondary, but
Browner brings a certain level of physicality to the Seahawks defense that is
unrivaled by teammates. His absence would not go unnoticed by opponents.
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