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Report: Seahawks release Jeremy Lane in addition to Richard Sherman

Jeremy Lane

The Seattle Seahawks are making sweeping changes to their defense this offseason, and Richard Sherman is not the only cornerback they are parting ways with.

Shortly after word surfaced on Friday that Sherman had been released, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Seahawks are also cutting Jeremy Lane.

Lane, a former sixth-round pick, spent the first six seasons of his career with Seattle and was with the team through the “Legion of Boom” glory days. He has had a somewhat tumultuous past six months both on and off the field, as he was ejected for throwing a punch in a game early in the season and arrested for driving while under the influence back in January.

The Seahawks have also traded Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles, and they may not be done making moves. There has been talk that defensive backs Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas could be on their way out the door, though it remains to be seen just how extensive of a rebuild Seattle is planning to take on.

Jeremy Lane claims his BAC was below legal limit after arrest

Jeremy Lane

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane seems to believe he was wrongly charged with driving under the influence.

Lane was arrested early Sunday and charged with a DUI, but on Twitter Monday, he warned followers not to believe everything they heard — and claimed that his blood-alcohol content was below Washington’s legal limit.

At the time of his arrest, there was no word from police on what Lane’s BAC actually was. The guess is there’s more to this story that we have yet to hear from either Lane or the police themselves.

Jeremy Lane arrested for driving under the influence

Jeremy Lane

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested early Sunday for driving under the influence.

While little information was initially available about Lane’s arrest, he was booked at roughly 5:30 a.m. local time, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN. The 27-year-old was released four hours later.

There was no information immediately available about specifics of the arrest, including his blood-alcohol level.

Lane had a somewhat tumultuous season on the field. He played in 13 games and racked up 18 tackles, but there was little else to write home about. It was widely expected that the Seahawks would cut Lane this offseason to save some money. An incident like this will probably just serve to expedite his departure.

Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane tweets about being benched

Jeremy Lane

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sent an interesting tweet on Tuesday afternoon.

Lane tweeted about seemingly being benched:

Lane has been out since injuring his groin in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams and has missed the past three games. Shaq Griffin has been starting at cornerback opposite Richard Sherman, with Justin Coleman working the slot. Cornerback Deshawn Shead is also working his way back from a torn ACL and could be activated from the PUP list at some point. It’s unclear exactly what he meant about being benched.

Lane was the subject of a few trade rumors before the season. He has nine tackles this season.

Pete Carroll disagrees with Jeremy Lane ejection: I didn’t see a punch

Jeremy Lane

The Seattle Seahawks were dealt a significant blow early in their game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday when cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected for throwing a punch. Pete Carroll did not agree with the call.

Following his team’s 17-9 loss, Carroll said he did not see Lane throw a punch at Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. He said he was “disappointed” that the officials didn’t get together to discuss such an important decision further.

“I didn’t see the punch at all,” Carroll told reporters, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “It’s just such a drastic thing to do that I wish they would have had cooperation from more than one official because it’s such a big call.”

No replay that was shown by FOX featured a punch from Lane. The call came after Seattle intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass and returned it for a touchdown, though the play would have been nullified by a block in the back call even if Lane wasn’t flagged for the alleged punch.

Lane may have been frustrated after he was taunted by Randall Cobb on the drive where he was ejected, but there’s a big difference between unnecessary roughness and throwing a punch. With such a significant call, you can’t blame Carroll for wishing the referees got together to confirm what one official saw was what actually happened.

Jeremy Lane ejected for throwing punch against Packers

Jeremy Lane

The good news for Seattle was they intercepted Aaron Rodgers on Green Bay’s first drive of the game Sunday. The bad news is they ended up losing a player.

Cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected during the first quarter of the Seahawks’ game against the Packers after throwing a punch. FOX did not show the punch live or on replay, but Packers reporter Ryan Wood says the punch was thrown at DaVante Adams.

Lane may have already been heated following some taunting from Randall Cobb on the drive.

Green Bay had a first and 10 from the Seattle 32 following a big gain when Rodgers was intercepted by Naz Jones. Jones returned the interception for a touchdown, but the score was nullified by the personal foul on Lane and an illegal block in the back called on Seattle.

Pete Carroll ‘proud’ of Jeremy Lane’s national anthem stand

Jeremy Lane

As Thursday night’s slate of preseason games got underway, most eyes were on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his continued protest of the national anthem.

But Kaepernick was not alone this time around, being joined by teammate Eric Reid and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who also chose to sit and show his support.

Following Seattle’s 23-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders, head coach Pete Carroll stood by Lane and his decision to sit, saying he’s “proud” of the progress that’s being made thanks to the ongoing protests.

“This is a very interesting issue that we’re dealing with right now,” Carroll told reporters on Thursday night (via Seahawks.com). “Our team has been working at it and we’ve been in the process of communicating about a lot of stuff right now. That was an individual thing, but I’m really proud of the progress we’re making in the conversation and I look forward to continuing it with our guys.

“It’s really important to us to understand and to be smart about what we’re doing, how we handle our business, and we have, like I’ve been telling you, a great group of guys that lead this team, and they’re going to help us as we move forward. I’m very much in support of them and how we handle it. This was an individual statement tonight.”

Similar to the criticism Kaepernick has received for his ongoing protest, Lane expects ire to now come his way.

“Yeah, I am prepared for it,” Lane said. “I don’t mean any disrespect to anybody. But I’m just standing behind what I believe in.”

Both Kaepernick and Lane vow to continue their protests until “justice has been served.”

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