BY Art Thiel 02:50PM 11/11/2013

Seahawks’ Browner out awhile; tackles return

Cornerback Brandon Browner “could be down quite awhile” after straining a groin muscle in Sunday’s 33-10 win in Atlanta, but coach Pete Carroll had good Seahawks health news as well Monday: Tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini will be practicing full time, and WR Percy Harvin will be activated for Sunday’s home game against his old team, Minnesota.

“He heard a significant pop,” Carroll said of Browner on his weekly show on ESPN 710 radio. An MRI scheduled for Monday was to have revealed the extent of the damage.

Stepping in for Browner Sunday as well against the Vikings will be nickel back Walter Thurmond. Moving into the nickel spot will be third-year vet Byron Maxwell.

“Walter and Byron are indoctrinated into the system,” Carroll said. “They’re sound.”

C Max Unger will also return after sitting out last week with a concussion. Less optimistic was the forecast for DE Red Bryant.

“Max is fine — he came on fast late last week,” Carroll said. “Red is not as far along.”

The return of the tackles comes after a game in which their replacements finally found traction in the running game as well as pass protection.

“That was our best accomplishment of the season,” Carroll said.  “That we’ve been able to hang together, with Russell Wilson getting pounded. Now we’re doing a better job of protecting. It’s really fun.”

To make room for Harvin, the Seahawks Monday cut DT Michael Brooks, whom they signed Friday off the practice squad to help fill Bryant’s D-line void. Brooks played Sunday and had one tackle.


  • jafabian

    Hopfefully Browner can come back this season, groin injuries are not something to blow off. But the Therminator can more than fill in though the Legion’s depth is now down one. Can’t wait to see Percy finally take the field.

  • 1coolguy

    Wow, getting the O line back is huge. To think it’s been since the second game they have been intact and the Hawks still have the record they do.
    I hope Harvin is back also and lets us forget what a bad pickup Rice was.
    Barring any significant injuries the rest of the season, Hawks will have a great rest of the season.

  • tedsfrozenhead

    Bad news about Browner going down for a while. Hope he is back at full strength come playoff time. Great news about our O-Line and Percy. Good to be getting healthy at the right time

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    Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
    Age: 23
    College: Northwestern State (La.)
    Hometown: Tyler, Texas
    Experience: 2

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    Yet another of the best GM in footballs secret weapons.