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:
|Breno Giacomini||T||Knee||Limited Practice||Full||Full||Probable|
|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|