The Seattle Seahawks made a surprise late addition to the injury report late Saturday, listing Jeremy Lane as questionable after having already landed in the bay area for their Sunday matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. This is just another example of the 2017 Seahawks dealing with adversity, as cornerback is one of the positions where they can least afford to handle an injury.
CB Jeremy Lane has been added to the #Seahawks' injury report as questionable with a knee injury.— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) November 26, 2017
With three time All Pro and four time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman already on injured reserve for the remainder of the season, starting right cornerback Shaquill Griffin left the Monday night game against Atlanta with a concussion. Griffin remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and will not play Sunday. With Griffin out, if Lane is unable to play Sunday afternoon the team would be down to just Justin Coleman, Neiko Thorpe and recently signed Byron Maxwell. It is possible that adding Lane as questionable is simply a byproduct of the elimination of the probable category from the injury report, and that he will be fine to play on Sunday. With any luck for the team, this will be the case.
Regardless of whether Lane plays or not, the 49ers could be putting a significantly different set of receivers on the field for the game than they used in week two. The Niners leading receiver through the first half of the season, Pierre Garcon, is on IR with a neck injury, and their third wide receiver, rookie Trent Taylor, is questionable for the game as he recovers from a broken rib.
Thus, exactly who will be at the cornerback spots for the Seattle is a mystery to everyone, and whether or not Lane is active or not today will be closely watched.