NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Monday that Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is facing a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The suspension is for one year, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported, per union sources. Browner has filed an appeal, per Breer, which has been heard. The Seahawks are ready to move on without Browner, per Silver.
Silver previously reported that Browner was facing a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, rather than substance abuse. We apologize for the error.
Silver reported that the Seahawks are trying to sign veteran Antoine Winfield to help replace Browner and Thurmond. He also reports that free-agent cornerback Perrish Cox is expected to visit Seattle for a tryout Tuesday. Rapoport reports that former Seahawk Marcus Trufant worked out for the team Monday.
This suspension will end Browner's Seahawks career, according to Silver's sources. Browner's contract expires at the end of the season. Browner's agent declined comment to Silver, citing the confidentiality of the league's program.