The Seattle Seahawks have avoided losing a draft pick after failing to disclose a MCL injury to Richard Sherman this season.
There was speculation the Seahawks could lose a draft pick after leaving Sherman off the injury report, but NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported they were just issued a warning.
Sherman missed practice time, but when he did practice, he was a full participant, so the Seahawks weren’t penalized due to a technicality. Sherman pointed out how the Indianapolis Colts weren’t penalized for failing to disclose an injury to Andrew Luck, and it looks like the NFL took that into consideration.
Sherman missed practices prior to several games toward the end of the season, including the Thursday before each of Seattle’s playoff games. However, Sherman wasn’t listed on the injury report by Pete Carroll. It’s surprising they weren’t penalized at all considering they seemingly hid valuable information from the league and other teams.
(h/t Pro Football Talk)