RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he expects starting cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner to be able to play on Sunday at Chicago, despite the possibility they could be facing four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Carroll said Monday afternoon that, "As of right now I'm planning on those guys playing."
ESPN.com first reported Sunday afternoon, following the Seahawks' 24-21 loss at Miami, that Browner and Sherman are facing suspensions and are in the process of appealing.
Carroll said he couldn't comment.
"That is an issue between the players and the league," he said.
The team said Sunday night it was aware of the report and according to the league's collective bargaining agreement, players can continue to play until the appeal is heard and settled.