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Browner drops appeal effort, 4-game suspension starts now

The league announced that Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner will be suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Browner had been considered appealing the decision, but instead will begin serving the suspension immediately. Richard Sherman reportedly has an appeal date with the league set up for Dec. 14, so he will be eligible to play this Sunday against Arizona.

He will be eligible to return to the Seahawks' active roster on Monday, December 31 following the team's final regular season game on December 30 against the St. Louis Rams. Browner is eligible to participate in all playoff games.

The Seahawks announced some roster moves in conjunction with the league’s decision.

The Seahawks signed cornerback Ron Parker from the Carolina Panthers practice squad to the active roster, signed cornerback DeShawn Shead from the practice squad to active roster and signed running back Derrick Coleman to the practice squad.

Parker was a final roster cut during training camp this season.

Carroll said that Walter Thurmond will start opposite Sherman, and rookie Jeremy Lane will serve as the team’s fifth defensive back in passing situations.