After missing the Seahawks’ first two games because of a hamstring injury, cornerback Brandon Browner returned to practice on a fulltime basis – the needed next step in returning to the lineup.
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 19, when the Seahawks continued to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field:
WORD OF THE DAY: B.B.
OK, that’s initials. But it’s also what his teammates and coaches call Brandon Browner, and Thursday the Seahawks’ starting right cornerback got more reps in practice – and with the No. 1 defense – than he has since injuring his left hamstring in practice two weeks ago.
“It was good see him out there, wasn’t it,” defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said after practice. “I was fired up to have Brandon back working in that way. He looks really strong. It shows how hard he worked to come back from an injury. You wouldn’t expect anything different from B.B.”
How Browner responses to the work he got in practice will determine whether he makes his regular-season debut in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
“He’s going to go through tomorrow, then we’ll visit with coach (Pete Carroll) and made the determinations on some of the guys who are just coming back,” Quinn said. “It was an encouraging first day, so we’re fired up about where he’s heading.”
Thursday, Browner was usually heading into the direction of the ball – and receiver. On one snap, he turned and ran with the receiver as he broke from the line. On another, Browner broke on the ball, tipped the pass incomplete and then spun away to avoid running into the receiver.