Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner will be coming back just in time for the playoffs.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is on his way back just in time for his team's Wild Card playoff game against the Washington Redskins. Browner elected to serve a suspension on Dec 5 after violating the NFL performance enhancing substances policy. The suspension lasted four games, which kept him out of the lineup for the team's final four wins that paced Seattle to an NFC playoff berth
Browner talked to the media Thursday. Liz Mathews of ESPN 710 AM has more about how Browner feels about the suspension.
"It was about that time," Browner said. "Sometimes you make mistakes and I was fortunate enough the guys continued to win."
Browner returned home to California to work out during his suspension, running three times a week and simulating the team workouts. He watched the Seahawks win their way into the playoffs without him.
"It was fun because we were kicking everybody's butt," Browner said. "I was missing not playing with the guys, you know, but it was awesome to watch from that perspective. The progression of our quarterback is awesome. He's playing like one of the elite quarterbacks."
Browner and fellow cornerback Richard Sherman both received suspensions for said substance violations. Sherman decided to fight the suspension via the appeals process and ended up winning. Browner decided to take the punishment and will now be eligible for the rest of the playoffs. So, the Seahawks should be at full strength in their secondary when they play their first-round matchup.