Fooch's update: The Seahawks have officially signed Perrish Cox.
When it rains it pours, and up in the Pacific Northwest, it's apparently raining suspensions. Two days ago, word came out that Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond was going to drop an appeal and serve a four-game substance abuse suspension. Late yesterday afternoon, word came out that cornerback Brandon Browner is facing a one-year suspension.
The Browner story has been all over the place. Mike Silver initially reported he was facing an eight-game suspension for PED usage, but that was quickly denied by Browner, his agent and other sources. They seemed to be parsing words in response to that report, and it turned out to be because the report changed to news that he was facing a year-long suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.
Browner was unlikely to play against the 49ers in two weeks because of a groin injury, but this extended absence appears to have the Seahawks moving a little more aggressively toward a solution for the rest of the season. The latest report has the Seahawks looking at former 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox. There are also reports they spoke with Antoine Winfield and Marcus Trufant.
Whatever they decide, I have to think it happens today or tomorrow at the latest. The Seahawks face a strong New Orleans Saints passing attack. They're going to need to get some secondary talent to overcome the absence of both Browner and Thurmond. And with a trip to San Francisco in two weeks against what we hope will be a revitalized 49ers wide receiver corps, extra corners will be a necessity.