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A bad week: Former Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane formally charged

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Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane is not having a good week. After being released by the team last Friday, he has been formally charged with a DUI for his January arrest and faces arraignment on March 26.

The timing of this formal charging is unfortunate for Lane, but is unlikely to have a major impact on Lane’s ability to sign with another team. Following his less than stellar play during 2017 and a history of nagging injuries that keep him out of the lineup, Lane was unlikely to warrant much attention as a free agent.

As it is, any team interested in Lane will likely simply delay until there is certainty regarding his status heading into 2018. Lane’s arrest involved marijuana, which could easily result in any suspension Lane would face being six games rather than four games. In any case, until the situation is resolved, the likelihood of Lane garnering much attention seems extremely low.

Best of luck to Lane, but the Seahawks do not have a great history of retaining players who are suspended for substance abuse violations. Lane was already on his way out of town with his performance on the field, and his legal issues do not help to make him any more attractive.