by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - A bad Sunday for the Seattle Seahawks could be getting a whole lot worse.
Following a 24-21 loss on the road to the Miami Dolphins, the Seahawks could be losing two of their defensive stars.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, CB Richard Sherman and CB Brandon Browner are facing four game suspensions for violations of the performance-enhancing drug policy.
Unlike S Winston Guy, who was also hit with a suspension last week for a PED violation, Sherman and Browner are planning to appeal the suspensions. They will be able to play until there is a ruling on the appeal.
The losses of Sherman and Browner would be a monumental blow for the Seahawks. Seattle's entire defense revolves around the secondary's ability to play at a high level and press opposing receivers to affect timing. If Sherman and Browner were to miss time, the Seahawks would have to likely to turn to CB Marcus Trufant and CB Walter Thurmond to play on the outside with CB Byron Maxwell and CB Jeremy Lane taking over the workload in sub-packages.
Cornerback is one of the deeper positions on the team, but losing two Pro Bowl quality players can not be looked at as anything other than a major blow to a team still hoping to make a run to the postseason.