Seahawks Reportedly Issued Warning for Not Reporting Richard Sherman Injury


The Seattle Seahawks are getting away with just a warning for not listing Richard Sherman's knee injury on the injury report past year, according to a report from ESPN.

A few weeks ago, the National Football League (or someone who is very familiar with their inner workings) strategically leaked that the Seahawks might be docked a second-round pick for not putting Sherman on the injury report.

The violation was determined to be the result of a misinterpretation of the policy's reporting requirements, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. In 10 of those weeks, he missed practice time, but the Seahawks listed the reason as "non-injury related".

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed to 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" two days after the team's playoff loss to Atlanta that Sherman dealt with a "significant" MCL injury during the second half of the season. He did not say specifically when Sherman suffered the injury (and Sherman never mentioned it during the season, as well).

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The NFL's official rules stipulate teams are required to inform the league, opponents, media and broadcast partners of any player injuries on a weekly basis.

Indeed, Sherman didn't miss a game nor did he miss any meaningful snaps because of an injury.

"I'm feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that", Carroll said in a January news conference. I don't know. He was fine about it. Same with Russell [Wilson], he was fine about it.