There is no official word on Richard Sherman's PED appeal, but Ed Werder is reporting that the Seahawks do not expect a decision on Sherman's appeal until sometime next week. Sherman traveled to New York City for the appeal, missing practice Thursday and Friday practice to do so.
Sherman tested positive earlier this year and the appeal process has been delayed for reasons we do not know. Realistically we should never have heard about the process in this manner, but of course, information gets leaked out by somebody.
Odds are not good for Sherman to win his appeal, but even if he does get suspended, it is my understanding that the suspension would not include playoff games. I am not positive on that, but I believe that is the case.
Werder pointed out that even though Sherman will likely play on Sunday, he has not had a full week of preparation because of his absence. I suppose there is some truth to that since he is missing time against the practice squad on the field. But I imagine he has plenty of film at his disposal during his flight to and from NYC, and during any free time he has in New York. It is not an ideal situation for Sherman, but in this day and age of technology, I don't think it's a particularly big deal for Sunday's game.