NFL injury report: Sherman, Browner appealing suspensions

Otto Greule Jr

The Seahawks' pair of starting cornerbacks are appealing their four-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

After the Seattle Seahawks' 24-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, insult was added to injury as the NFL announced suspensions for starting cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner. Both reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Sherman and Browner are alleged to have tested positive for Adderall. They are appealing their suspensions and should be available to play until those appeals are heard. If the suspensions are upheld, both will be suspended for four games.

Without Sherman and Browner, the Seahawks would likely lean on Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond to fill in at cornerback for the duration of their suspensions. Sherman and Browner have combined for seven interceptions this season and losing both could be a big blow to the Seahawks' playoff chances.

On the actual injury front, the Seahawks escaped South Beach relatively healthy. Offensive guard James Carpenter left the game briefly with a knee injury before returning. Linebacker Leroy Hill was out of the game for a significant period with an ankle injury but was able to return to action.

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