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NFL announces punishment to Seahawks over issue with Richard Sherman Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 07: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks intercepts a pass by the Buffalo Bills at CenturyLink Field on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks have avoided losing a draft pick after failing to disclose a MCL injury to Richard Sherman this season.

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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)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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