According to Rapoport, the Seahawks and Sherman have provided injury materials to the NFL and it’s clear that this was not an egregious rule violation.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen previously reported that the Seahawks could lose a 2017 second-round pick as a result of their season-long failure to disclose Sherman’s knee injury. Although, Mortensen said that the Seahawks losing a second-round pick would be an “elevation” of the fifth-round pick they lost for reported OTA practice violations.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters that Sherman had been playing through an MCL injury during the second half of the season, which prompted an NFL investigation.
Sherman will not require surgery for his knee injury, but Carroll later mentioned that he may have screwed up by not disclosing it during the season.
“Honestly, I didn’t realize we hadn’t revealed it,” Carroll said, via ESPN.com. “I don’t even remember what game it was. It was somewhere in the middle — I don’t know. He was fine about it. He didn’t miss anything. The same with [quarterback] Russell [Wilson]. He was fine about it. I don’t know how they do that, but they did.”
“I don’t know,” Carroll said. “I’m feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that because that happened, but he was OK. So I don’t know. He never missed anything, which is probably why.”
We’ll have more regarding this situation as the news is available.