Both of the Seahawks' starting cornerbacks, Richard Sherman
and Brandon Browner
, are facing suspensions for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.
Both players are facing four-game suspensions, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and it was reported during NBC's Football Night in America that the suspensions won't be active until appeals are filed, heard and resolved.
Both players are accused of taking Adderall, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The Seahawks are fighting for a playoff berth with five games left, and could lose one or both key players for the stretch run. However, if the appeals delay the suspensions long enough, they could continue to play the rest of the season.
Sherman has four interceptions this year and has been having a Pro Bowl-caliber season. Browner has three interceptions after picking off six passes last year.
If Sherman and Browner are suspended Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond would probably take their place in the starting lineup.
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