Brandon Browner will start for Seahawks; Malcolm Smith won’t play

Posted Sep 22, 2013

The Seahawks’ No. 1-ranked defense gets cornerback Brandon Browner and pass rusher Chris Clemons back for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but linebacker Malcolm Smith is inactive.

The big news among the Seahawks’ inactives for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is two players who are – cornerback Brandon Browner and defensive end Chris Clemons.

Browner, who missed the first two games with a hamstring injury, will play and started on the right side opposite All-Pro cornerback and NFC Defensive Player of Week 2 Richard Sherman. Clemons, who has not played since tearing a ligament and meniscus in the left knee during the wild-card playoff victory over the Washington Redskins in January, likely will see his first action of the 2013 season as the Leo end in the nickel defense.

But linebacker Malcolm Smith is not active after being limited most of the week because of a hamstring injury. O’Brien Schofield will start on the strong side for Smith.

Inactive for the Seahawks:

LB Malcolm Smith

S Jeron Johnson

FB Spencer Ware

DT D’Anthony Smith

DE Benson Mayowa

DT Jordan Hill

Inactive for the Jaguars:

QB Blaine Gabbert

WR Mike Brown

S Winston Guy

CB Alan Ball

CB Dwayne Gartz

TE Marcedes Lewis

DT Abry Jones