Jeremy Lane fails physical; Texans get third-rounder in 2018 instead

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Cornerback Jeremy Lane failed his physical with the Texans, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, altering their trade with the Seahawks.

The Texans, who were supposed to get a fifth-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019 and Lane in return for Duane Brown and a fifth-round pick in 2018, now receive a third-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019. The Seahawks still get Brown and the fifth-rounder in 2018 as well as the return of Lane.

Lane missed two games a groin injury but returned Sunday to play six of 71 snaps in Seattle’s victory over Houston. While he was out with his injury, Lane lost his job to rookie Shaquill Griffin at right cornerback opposite Richard Sherman, with Justin Coleman playing the nickel.

40 responses to “Jeremy Lane fails physical; Texans get third-rounder in 2018 instead

  1. Aw geee. I used up the rest of my one liners on the Browns already. I didnt think to save any for this. Its been a full day.

  2. A physical with a team is like a home inspector looking at a house you put an offer in. They’ll point out anything that potentially could be wrong and you can then withdraw your offer for any petty reason.

  3. Lane played on Sunday and got hurt. Carroll mentioned Lane not getting as many snaps because of injury. So all you guys trying to cry foul should know facts first. Let me spell it out for you…Lane was coming off injury to play Sunday, got hurt, again. Then the trade was made, with both teams hoping he would pass the physical.

  4. ^^^^^^^^
    So everyone keeps telling me the hawks “are about to be in cap hell”. It’s been three years of this nonsense. How far are you experts projecting every teams cap space? 5 years? 10? How bout keeping your mouths shut until it actually happens. Or am I to believe you’re actually not the cap experts you proclaim to be? I’m confused.

  5. Looks like the Texans decided they’d rather have another high draft pick; so thus the failed physical.

  6. So everyone keeps telling me the hawks “are about to be in cap hell”. It’s been three years of this nonsense. How far are you experts projecting every teams cap space? 5 years? 10? How bout keeping your mouths shut until it actually happens. Or am I to believe you’re actually not the cap experts you proclaim to be? I’m confused

    Simple number 1hawkfan, when you’re restructuring to push money (what they did with Wilson to do the trade and now have Lane’s salary to take back) out it’s the beginning of the problem cuz you’re mortgaging the future for the present. Salary cap increases are tied to revenues and ratings are down which affect revenues and the cap. And even if cap goes up 10 mil next year, about 5 of that is for picks. Also, Seahawks are tight against the cap now.

  7. This is really bad because Seattle is going to have to sacrifice more cap for the future.

    Up until the last year Seattle has been great with the cap leaving very little dead money. There are a few instances where I have read the money being moved around to make things work.

    Lane’s remaining contract fully guaranteed and coming back is going hurt.

  8. dmca12 says:
    Nice work Houston. Seattle soon to be in cap hell, have old expensive defense and no picks
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    Right. They’ll have $32 million in cap space after they cut Lane and Avril retires AFTER the season. That’s more than they had last season. Please explain to me how having #32 million to spend equals “Cap Hell?” I’ll wait.

    Oh and they also will have a Pro Bowl left tackle.

  9. dmca12 says:
    Simple number 1hawkfan, when you’re restructuring to push money (what they did with Wilson to do the trade and now have Lane’s salary to take back) out it’s the beginning of the problem cuz you’re mortgaging the future for the present. Salary cap increases are tied to revenues and ratings are down which affect revenues and the cap. And even if cap goes up 10 mil next year, about 5 of that is for picks. Also, Seahawks are tight against the cap now.

    thebirdofprey says:
    This is really bad because Seattle is going to have to sacrifice more cap for the future.

    Up until the last year Seattle has been great with the cap leaving very little dead money. There are a few instances where I have read the money being moved around to make things work.

    Lane’s remaining contract fully guaranteed and coming back is going hurt.
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    Neither one of you knows what you’re talking about. After Lane is cut post-season and Avril retires, the Seahawks will have $32 million in cap space in 2018 and $81 million in 2019. Those numbers may fluctuate a little bit, but you really couldn’t be more wrong. the Seahawks have the best managed cap in the business and they’ve done without asking their star players to take a discount, like the Patriots have had to do to stay competitive.

    Nice try though…

  10. number1hawkfan says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    So everyone keeps telling me the hawks “are about to be in cap hell”. It’s been three years of this nonsense. How far are you experts projecting every teams cap space? 5 years? 10? How bout keeping your mouths shut until it actually happens. Or am I to believe you’re actually not the cap experts you proclaim to be? I’m confused.

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    I honestly dont know if they would be in cap hell or not. But I can tell by how you respond to comments on it that you are worried about it.

  11. number1hawkfan says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    ^^^^^^^^
    So everyone keeps telling me the hawks “are about to be in cap hell”. It’s been three years of this nonsense. How far are you experts projecting every teams cap space? 5 years? 10? How bout keeping your mouths shut until it actually happens. Or am I to believe you’re actually not the cap experts you proclaim to be? I’m confused.

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    No, people were saying it was coming. Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it won’t. That’s a complete logical fallacy you’re spewing. Also most didn’t say ‘hell’, but said you’d have to make some tough choices. Seahawks have.

    Do the math. 147-149 million for next year already committed to 37 players. That was before Lane came back.

    Now you still have Lane and/or any moves to get under the cap because he came back. Which means, cutting someone (unlikely) or restructuring and pushing a few more million into next year. Plus his 6 million base salary is quite a chunk to be on the hook for still in both 2018 and 2019.

    Brown will get a huge extension this offseason. He didn’t sit and lose ~5 million so he can play for his rookie contract in 2018. 15-17 mill a year most likely, though the cap hit can obviously be lower.

    You have Jimmy Graham a UFA next year, who will want a top dollar or near it contract. That’s 8-12 million a year. Could he do less? Maybe. Wouldn’t count on it. He’s still a great TE, despite the Seahawks under using him at times + injuries.

    You also traded a 2nd round pick for Sheldon Richardson, who will be looking for 15-20 million a year. You aren’t going to let him walk.

    It’s not cap hell, but you guys are going to have to make some interesting decisions.

    You were also aided by 10+ million a year in cap raises. If it was a flat cap, you absolutely would be looking at trouble or letting a bunch of guys go to avoid trouble.

    People forget that you DID run into some issues, that’s why your OL turned to crap. LOB+Avril+Bennett+Wagner+Wilson meant your line sucked.

    Now you don’t have a 2nd or 3rd in 2018 and no 2nd in 2019. Those are three valuable picks not to have, especially with a tight cap.

    Also due to declining ratings, there is a chance the cap doesn’t go up by 10-12 million this year like it has been.

    Now could they decide to let Richardson and Graham walk and collect compensatory picks in 2019? They could, but doubtful. You invested alot in those guys.

    What Schneider has done is go all in for 2017.

  12. seahawkboymike says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Neither one of you knows what you’re talking about. After Lane is cut post-season and Avril retires, the Seahawks will have $32 million in cap space in 2018 and $81 million in 2019. Those numbers may fluctuate a little bit, but you really couldn’t be more wrong. the Seahawks have the best managed cap in the business and they’ve done without asking their star players to take a discount, like the Patriots have had to do to stay competitive.
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    Cutting Lane would only save 3.5 million in 2018. Avril would be a chunk, 6.5 million. That’s 10 million.

    You have 156 million as of now for 2018. That would make it ~146. There’s no guarantee of a 10 million raise.

    Again, you have Brown, Graham, and Richardson contracts to do. Together that obliterates the cap space.

    As for 2019, you are again assuming another 10+ mill raise on top of 2018. That’s possible, but not assured.

    Meanwhile in 2019 you’ll have Sherman, Thomas, KJ Wright, Tyler Lockett, and some other guys you may or may not want to keep. Plus whatever you get discounted with Graham, Brown, and Richardson for 2018 will likely start hitting the cap harder in 2019.

  13. I don’t know where you get your info from, seahawkboymike. Best managed cap in the business? Is that why Russell Wilson had to rework his contract to make the Duane Brown deal work? And comparing them to the Patriots is silly. What star players are you talking about besides maybe Brady? Guys take less to play for the Patriots because they want a chance to win a Super Bowl and the Patriots rarely overpay for anyone and know when to cut guys loose. It’s why they’re the most successful franchise of the past 17 years. Anyone who knows football knows the Pats are the best at managing their money and roster.

  14. To all you guys talking about how you’re not in cap hell…you’re assuming that next year they aren’t going to spend any money on having tight ends on their roster, and do nothing about their offensive line situation – which by the way you guys have no depth on. Good luck.

  15. The Clubhouse will certainly be an interesting place this week. As Pete controls the roster, and therefore OK’d the trade (who wouldn’t?) —

    Jeremy Lane comes back as what? They dumped him because he went ‘public’ with a team dis. Now what? Cut him and you pay him anyway? We’re supposed to get another better corner coming back in 2 weeks in Shead…

  16. Im just so glad someone was able to explain the Seahawks cap hell to me. Very good points. I’m hoping my sarcasm comes through over text. Yes lane and Avril will be off the books but let’s not forget the 10 mill jimmy graham won’t be making next year as well. These dummies look at one contract and hear the word restructure and think they know what they’re talking about. We’ve been hearing it a year before Russ got paid that they were gonna lose their defense after he gets paid and every single pro bowler, all pro and future hall of famer got locked up for 4-5 years the only “hell” the hawks will face will be when to cut bait with aging stars. It’s not a given that they will replace those guys but they did draft every single one of them besides Bennett and Avril. They have proven they can draft po bowl defenders like Thomas, Chancellor, Sherman, KJ, Wagner and Frank Clark. Clark will be a pro bowler this year. They also drafted Wilson, Britt, Lockett and Doug. All pro bowlers. So I’m not sure who your team is but there’s only one team that I’d rather have because they’ve won 5 Super Bowls. Other than that I have total faith in Pete and John to keep this thing going. Not putting too much stock in some mouth breather that claims to know anything about what the hawks future looks like.

  17. The beauty of this deal was unloading the malcontent Lane, in addition to gaining much-needed help on the line. Guess it was too good to be true, but at least the OL problem was addressed

  18. I am just a fan so I won’t pretend to be general manager, I leave that up to John Schneider I believe he knows what he’s doing.

    All you guys in here talking crap about the Seahawks and their cap situation are obviously pretty worried about this team being really good and you sound really hopeful that it will hurt them.

    Haters means your team is good so I am happy.

  19. There will be cap issues, but equally important, the defensive stars aren’t getting any younger. The issue is high cap numbers for aging stars that no longer produce like superstars. It will be interesting to see how many are wiling to take the ego hit and reduce their pay to coincide with reduced production.

  20. Shaq Griffin.. 22 years old

    Frank Clark, Jarran Reed.. 24 years old

    Sheldon Richardson.. 26 years old

    Bobby Wagner.. 27 years old

    Earl Thomas, KJ Wright.. 28 years old

    Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor.. 29 years old

    …. what I wouldn’t give for the Packers to reside in that circle of h@ll??!!

  21. seahawkboymike says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    dmca12 says:
    Nice work Houston. Seattle soon to be in cap hell, have old expensive defense and no picks
    ————————————————————-
    Right. They’ll have $32 million in cap space after they cut Lane and Avril retires AFTER the season. That’s more than they had last season. Please explain to me how having #32 million to spend equals “Cap Hell?” I’ll wait.

    Oh and they also will have a Pro Bowl left tackle.
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    He was a Pro Bowler 5 years ago. Clearly not the same guy as he was then.

  22. Cap experts all over weighing in. Who cares?? Some teams have 50-70 million to burn…and are losers. There’s no tomorrow in the NFL. You are either good…or you aren’t.

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