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Seahawks likely to lose Browner, Thurmond to free agency

Brandon Browner will likely be wearing a different team's uni next season.
Brandon Browner will likely be wearing a different team's uni next season. (USATSI)

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The Seahawks have built the game's best secondary, loaded with young stars, but with so many young players on the rise, and the team also needing to do new deals with left tackle Russell Okung and quarterback Russell Wilson in the next year or so, they are likely to lose Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond to the open market, according to league sources.

Both are coveted by several teams who have the duo sittiing atop their free-agent rankings. While overshadowed by guys like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas on a national level, the duo are well positioned to earn big raises in free agency, with it unlikely the Seahawks will be able to get them extended before then.

The Seahawks have already made Kam Chancellor a highly paid safety, and Thomas, who is having an MVP-type season, has his deal is up following the 2014 season. Sherman is considered by some the best corner in the game, and his deal is up following the 2014 season as well. Both will be earning exponentially more than the combined $4.5 million they are set to make next season, and with so many other areas of the roster to address as well, other clubs will be quick to try to pry the Seahawks' other talented corners away.

Browner has been a standout since emerging from the CFL, and Thurmond has battled injury issues, but when healthy has performed at a very high level and is well regarded by other organizations

 
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