RENTON – Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner returned to practice Wednesday, but coach Pete Carroll offered no details on Browner’s appeal of his one-year suspension when he met with the media before practice.
Browner has missed the past two games with a groin injury and practiced for the first time since the Atlanta game on Nov. 10. He was listed as limited on the team’s injury report.
Browner is appealing a one-year suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, reportedly for marijuana. Carroll said Browner has a chance to play again this season “if he can get back to practice this week. I don’t know if he can. We’ll figure it out. … I can’t go any farther than one day at a time because I don’t know any more than you guys know.”
Carroll said he also didn’t have any updated timetable for when he expected to hear a ruling on Browner’s appeal from the league. Carroll said last week he thought he might hear from the league by Wednesday but added that wasn’t definitive.
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Carroll also said wide receiver Percy Harvin had a procedure done on his hip to “make sure he was relieved of any kind of inflammation. He’s in good shape now.”
That procedure has been confirmed as a cortisone shot.
Harvin didn’t practice again on Wednesday, but he did run to test his hip. The team will see how he responds on Thursday.
• Bruce Irvin (thigh) and Golden Tate (hip) didn’t practice Wednesday, although Carroll said he expects both to play against San Francisco.
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