Lane pleaded guilty Monday to an revised charge of reckless driving for an arrest in King County, Wash. on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 14, KOMONews.com reports.
Initially charged with DUI, Lane's BAC of 0.039 was below the state's legal limit of 0.08, hence the reason for the reduced charge. While he awaits a sentencing hearing on May 4, the cornerback will continue his search for new home after his release from the Seahawks in early March. Lane produced in an expanded role the last two seasons, compiling 80 tackles (57 solo) in 29 games.
Already a candidate for release due to his 2018 salary ($6 million) on the heels of an underwhelming 2017 season (31 tackles, zero picks), Lane did himself no favors when he was arrested on a DUI charge in January. The Seahawks actually agreed to trade him to Houston in late October, but he was removed from the trade after failing a physical. The 27-year-old cornerback is unlikely to find a team that's willing to assure him of a starting job.
Lane was arrested Sunday near Seattle on a DUI charge, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
There aren't any further details surrounding Lane's arrest, other than he was released from jail four hours after being booked. The 27-year-old has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Seahawks, but was nearly dealt to the Texans in October before a failed physical kept him in Seattle. Lane's diminished effectiveness cost him playing time late in the season, and the offseason DUI arrest certainly won't help his standing in the organization.
Lane (knee) is active for Sunday's contest at San Francisco.
The Seahawks secondary has been a patchwork effort of late, with Richard Sherman (Achilles) out for the season, Kam Chancellor (neck) out indefinitely and rookie Shaquill Griffin (concussion) out in the short term. Along with Lane, head coach Pete Carroll will trust in Byron Maxwell, a previous member of the Legion of Boom, to man the cornerback spots.
Lane (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, is expected to start in the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that all nine players Seattle is listing as questionable for Week 12 should play, including Lane, who was promoted to a starting role in the Week 11 loss to the Falcons with Richard Sherman (Achilles) out for the season. The Seahawks also lost their other starting cornerback, Shaquil Griffin, to a concussion early against the Falcons, so Lane will be joined in the starting lineup by the newly signed Byron Maxwell on Sunday.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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