Allen Kim

Brandon Browner Might Not Return Until Playoffs

Created on Nov. 19, 2013 8:23 AM EST

It appears that the Seattle Seahawks are going to be missing Brandon Browner for what could end up being the remainder of the regular season. Browner was originally injured in the second quarter of their Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. He was expected to miss a few weeks, but most believed he would return before the playoffs began.

“He’s got a serious groin pull,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s legit. It’s not just a pulled muscle. He had some tissue damage and stuff. So it’s a severe groin pull. They’re talking four to six weeks, at best. That’s a long haul here.”

Browner battled a hamstring injury earlier this season, and he was forced to sit out the first two games of the season because of it. Walter Thurmond III replaced Browner opposite Richard Sherman, and he’s done a good job replacing Browner, who hasn’t been as effective this year.

Browner is a restricted free agent next season, and this may very well be the last year he’s in Seattle. He was able to get a raise earlier this year, but he was not signed to an extension. Seattle has to keep in mind that Sherman, Earl Thomas, Russell Wilson and Russell Okung are all going to be getting big contracts in the near future, and they simply don’t have the money to pay Browner.

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