Corbin Smith
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Status on Browner/Harvin Remains Unknown

Dec 17, 2013 6:16 PM EST

Heading into a pivotal division match-up with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll remained mum regarding the status of injured stars Percy Harvin and Brandon Browner.

During his annual day-after press conference yesterday, Carroll said that the team would have to wait until Wednesday to evaluate both players' physical condition and determine the course of action for this week. Browner suffered a groin injury earlier this season against the Atlanta Falcons and has missed several games, while Harvin has only appeared in one game all season after undergoing hip surgery prior to training camp.

Browner, who is currently appealing a one year suspension handed down from the league office for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, would be eligible to play until the appeal process has concluded if cleared to return. Carroll said he would go through running workouts on Monday and Tuesday and that the team would evaluate him on Wednesday. As for Harvin, he's missed the past three games after debuting against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 and the team is continuing to monitor his hip with hopes that he will be able to return for the playoffs.

The team still sits in "wait and see" mode regarding both players, but with a two game lead in the NFC West and only two regular season games left, the team doesn't need to rush either player back into action. If Seattle can beat Arizona this weekend, the franchise will clinch the NFC West while also earning the NFC's top seed for the playoffs. The Seahawks will probably continue to play on the cautionary side with both of these players until the playoffs begin.
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