Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) returns a fumble 106 yards for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Browner And Chris Clemons Will Play vs Jaguars


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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner and defensive end Chris Clemons will take the field Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday.

“Brandon practiced all week and did a good job,” Carroll said. “And I’m really excited to tell you Chris is going to play this week. It means the world to Chris.”

This will be the first time either key player has played this year. Browner has been out with a hamstring injury. Clemons had ACL surgery in the offseason.

“He’s had a fantastic recovery process,” Carroll said. “I’m really proud of him and glad he gets to join us. He’s improved steadily at practice, but he’s in great shape. His conditioning is not a factor at all. He’s in as good a shape as anybody on the football team.”

Clemons has been Seattle’s leading pass rusher in each of the past three seasons, accumulating 33.5 sacks over that period. It has been eight months and two weeks his ACL and meniscus tear in the Seahawks’ playoff victory over the Washington Redskins.

Anticipate the 31-year-old to be acclimated slowly, with new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn using a rotation of Clemons, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.

Once the Seahawks get Bruce Irvin back from suspension in Week 5, expect pass rushing to take new meaning in Seattle.

Other Notable Injuries:

NAME POS INJ WED THUR FRI GAME STATUS
Breno Giacomini T Knee Limited Practice Full Full Probable
Russell Okung T Toe Out Out Out Out
Malcolm Smith LB Hamstring Did Not Practice DNP Light Prac Questionable
J.R. Sweezy G Back Did Not Practice Full Full Probable
Spencer Ware FB Ankle Did Not Practice DNP DNP Doubtful
Chris Clemons DE Knee Full Practice Full Full Probable
Brandon Browner CB Hamstring Limited Practice Full Full Probable
Jeron Johnson SS Hamstring Did Not Practice DNP DNP Doubtful
Jordan Hill DT Biceps Did Not Practice DNP DNP Out

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