Seahawks warned on Richard Sherman injury reporting, won't face further punishment

GLENDALE AZ- OCTOBER 23 Running back David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football against cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium

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Seattle did not disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury on the injury report last season.

The team could have faced a fine or loss of a draft pick for not disclosing Sherman's injured medial collateral ligament, but the National Football League opted for leniency. That penalty was handed out last September. That second-rounder, according to Mortensen, would have been a stiffening of the punishment the National Football League handed down to the Seahawks in September for their latest violation of offseason practice rules, which was a fifth-round pick. He did not say specifically when Sherman suffered the injury (and Sherman never mentioned it during the season, as well).

Sherman was not listed as on either the Practice Reports or the Game Status Reports with an injury, despite having battled a MCL issue throughout the second half of the season. "He never missed anything, I guess, is probably why".

But we can assume other teams will now think twice about keeping players' names off the injury report.

"I'm feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that", Carroll said in a January news conference. "I don't even remember what game it was, it was somewhere in the middle ..." He didn't miss anything. Same with Russell [Wilson], he was fine about it. However, the Colts were not punished previous year for not revealing that quarterback Andrew Luck had been playing with broken ribs. Still, it was not reported by the team.

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