Brandon Browner isn't backing down in his fight against a lengthy league suspension.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Browner has turned down a deal that would significantly reduce his one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to a source informed of the player's appeal. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback will continue his appeal process.

Fox Sports reported earlier Friday that Browner was given the opportunity to reduce his ban by nearly three months. Had he accepted the reduction, he could have returned to the field -- likely with a team other than the Seahawks -- next October.

His decision to continue his appeal process means he could find himself out of action until next December if his appeal is not successful.