Lane (undisclosed) took the field for 12 snaps in Friday's preseason win over the Vikings.
Lane missed practice time and was held out of the Seahawks' first preseason game due to the undisclosed issue, but whatever was holding the defensive back off the field no longer seems to be a concern. Now more or less healthy, Lane should have ample opportunity over the next two preseason tilts to lock down the starting cornerback job opposite Richard Sherman.
Lane (undisclosed) returned for Tuesday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Lane sat out Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers and Monday's practice session. Whatever his injury was, it doesn't appear to have been serious. He returned to his spot amongst the starters in Seattle's secondary, bumping Shaquill Griffin back to the nickel position.
Lane has been held out of practice in order to nurse an undisclosed injury, so the exact specifics surrounding the ailment are currently unknown, although head coach Pete Carroll did describe it as a "soft tissue thing." Shaquill Griffin will likely get added reps at cornerback Sunday night with Lane on the sidelines.
Lane is currently nursing an undisclosed injury.
Coach Pete Carroll described the injury as a "soft tissue thing" but did not go much further when talking to the media. It's tough to tell how long Lane will be sidelined given the relative ambiguity surrounding the injury. We also don't know how this injury will impact his role going forward. What we do know, however, is that Shaquill Griffin has seen a boost in reps during Lane's absence and would likely claim the starting spot if Lane is unable to get back to action soon.
Lane is the frontrunner to take DeShawn Shead's (knee-ACL) place in the starting lineup, Greg Bell of The News Tribune reports. "Jeremy has really applied himself. He sees the opportunity. He's really going for it," head coach Pete Carroll said.
Shead remains in recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Considering he suffered the injury during January's playoff loss to the Falcons, he's a longshot to be ready to play in time for the season opener. However, his injury opens a spot in the starting lineup, and that's where Lane fits in. Although Lane will need to fend off rookie Shaquill Griffin to secure the job, if he prevails Lane should be in store for a significant bump in playing time until Shead returns to full health.
|P4||8/31/17||@ OAK||10:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|10||11/9/17||@ ARI||8:25 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|