Report: Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Facing One-Year Suspension


ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Seahawks CB Brandon Browner is facing year long suspension for violating substance-abuse policy, not the PED policy.

  • Chris Mortensen reports that Browner’s suspension has already been heard, which means he won’t play again for the Seahawks.
  • Mike Silver reports that the Seahawks moving forward as though Browner won’t play another snap for them.
  • Brian McIntyre notes that Browner would lose $202,300 in both salary and roster bonuses, as well as $36,765 in signing bonus forfeiture.

Browner was previous suspended for violating the league’s PED policy last year. He recently suffered a a groin injury that is expected to keep him out 4-6 weeks and his replacement Walter Thurmond is facing a suspension of his own for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The Seahawks reportedly brought in CB Marcus Trufant for a workout on Monday and will have CB Perrish Cox in for a tryout Tuesday. Re-signing Antoine Winfield remains an option as well.

We have currently have Browner listed as the N0. 13 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list, but that could be changing depending on what happens with the suspension.


Silver has issued a correction regarding his original report that stated Brandon Browner had been suspended for a PED violation.


Mike Silver of the NFL Network reports that sources close to the situation have informed him that Seahawks CB Brandon Browner is facing another suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.

  • Silver adds this suspension could end Browner’s time with the Seahawks considering that he will be a free agent following the season.

Browner and his agent have both since denied that he is facing a suspension:

Jason La Canfora also reports that Browner did not test positive for PEDs. La Canfora adds that his source wouldn’t say if Browner was facing any other possible violations.



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