Seahawks to activate Jeremy Lane this week

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The Seattle Seahawks will get some additional help back in their secondary this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the team will activate cornerback Jeremy Lane from the physically unable to perform list.

“Jeremy’s going to be active,” Carroll said. “And if he makes it through the week okay, he’s going to be dressing and playing.”

Lane has practiced the last two weeks after spending the first nine weeks ineligible on the PUP list.  Lane suffered a broken arm and torn ACL in the Super Bowl in February while making the first interception of his career off Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Lane suffered both injuries while being tackles by Julian Edelman along the Seahawks sideline.

Lane’s return comes at a needed time for Seattle. Cary Williams was benched by Seattle after allowing a 36-yard completion to Vance McDonald in the third quarter. He was replaced by DeShawn Shead, which moved Marcus Burley (playing with a cast on his right hand) into nickel duty.

Carroll said that Williams, Shead and Lane will all compete for the right cornerback job opposite Richard Sherman in practice. While Lane may become an option there in a couple of weeks, it would be unlikely he’d move straight into the starting lineup in his first game back, especially since Lane has primarily been a slot option in the past.

Nevertheless, it’s some needed veteran depth in a secondary that hasn’t played quite to its lofty standards this season. The team will still need to make a move to clear a spot on the 53-man roster for Lane later this week.

10 responses to “Seahawks to activate Jeremy Lane this week

  1. Cary Williams has not panned out. Bc he’s such a liability in coverage and seems fragile mentally they’ve decided to send a ton of help from the safeties and it has subsequently thrown the entire LOB off. I mean the LOB can NOT cover a te down the seem to save their grandma’s lives. Whether it’s Rodgers or blame Gabbert the hawks can’t stop a te from killing them.

    They seemed to try and wait hoping he’d get more comfortable and pickup the scheme after some game experience but that has yet to happen. The lob has said for years they play on a string everyone is connected everyone knows and owns their job. When Thomas and Kam are constantly put in bad situations bc of one player it’s time for a change. In 5 years we almost never hear the words “benched” come out. Pete plays to players egos and if he is benching someone or giving backups reps then he’s almost completely out of faith with that player.

    If possible I think the hawks cut him and bump up Bennet and Kam with the savings. He is just not aggressive enough to fit into the scheme and he’s probably cost us atleast 2 games.

    I wish him well my only hope is benching lights a fire under his arss bc it Sucks watching TES run free bc the safeties are always pulled away in coverage. We’ve grown use to seeing Kam in the box and hitting but bc he is pulled into coverage he’s having minimal impact. ET is starting to ball now that he’s comfortable with his shoulder.

  2. If he doesn’t get injured the Pats probably don’t come back as strong as they did in the SB.

  3. The Seahawks started blowing 4th Qtr leads in the game Jeremy Lane went down and have been blowing them ever since. Coincidence? I think not.

  4. Thank you for finally activating him. Lane thought he was ready two weeks ago and he was needed bad thanks to Cary Williams. Pete and the training staff really play it on the safe side.

    If anyone wants to see what is truly wrong with the LOB its Cary. Sure Sherman, Earl and Kam have had a couple of communication breakdowns but teams attack Williams and win 7/10 times. There are times he is so far off in coverage it is ridiculous. He actually isn’t a bad tackler in run game or versus screens but a huge liability. I think Shead who is really a S replaced him to finish the game last week.

  5. The Pittsburglar Stealers are 1-6 in the city of Seattle…the red carpet has been rolled out. Big Ben’s first time playing here, Hawks fans remember his rushing touchdown that wasn’t in SB XL. He’ll get a welcome but it won’t be a warm one.

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