Seahawks keep cornerback Jeremy Lane with four-year deal


The Seattle Seahawks have apparently managed to keep another one of their own free agents from leaving town.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks reached a four-year deal with cornerback Jeremy Lane to keep him in Seattle. A source confirmed to PFT a deal had been reached Wednesday evening.

Lane missed the first 10 games of the 2015 season as he recovered from a broken arm and torn ACL suffered in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. But once he was back on the field, Lane didn’t take long to get back to full speed. He finished the regular season with two interceptions (the first regular season picks of his career) and a career-high six passes defended.

Lane has the ability to play both outside and in the slot for Seattle. The new contract likely puts Lane in line to take over as the starter opposite Richard Sherman. Though his ability to play the slot could see him move inside in nickel situations with DeShawn Shead, Tharold Simon or another option taking over on the perimeter.

Seattle managed to keep defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin as well before the start of free agency.

13 responses to “Seahawks keep cornerback Jeremy Lane with four-year deal

  1. That is a smart move, smarter than signing Cary Williams. LOL Nevertheless, they still have quite a few agents to re-sign, including Russell Okung, JR Sweezy, Brandon Mebane, and Jermaine Kearse. They have already lost Bruce Irvin, so they have quite a few holes to fill if they cannot re-sign more free agents.

  2. getonyourkneeskissthefiverings says:
    6-10 next year
    That’s a little optimistic for the 49ers, don’t you think?

  3. I love the way he plays. Lane has been very good in the Seahawks defense and has the ability to play the outside corner and defend the slot receiver. He has to show us the most important ability of all which is avail-ability.

  4. Seattle signed the two key free agents in Lane and Rubin. Lane can play nickel, opposite Sherm and is one heck of a gunner.

    Plus Seattle’s technique is so specific its hard for free agents to come in and hold their own. Keep drafting and developing Pete and John, its working.

  5. The Sea Squawks have lost free agent LB Bruce Irvin to Oakland, G JR Sweezy to Tampa Bay, and DT Brandon Mebane to San Diego. They are likely to lose T Russell Okung who has a market value of $8 million per year and WR Jermaine Kearse, who has a market value of $4.7 million. They can probably replace Kearse by starting Tyler Lockett, but they are not likely to replace Irvin, Mebane, Okung or Sweezy so easily.

  6. Que the haters. NFL is gonna get familiar with this guy quick! Remember he was the one who INT’d Brady in the Super Bowl and got hit out of bounds and we lost him for some time. He should be back healthy next season. This was a MUST SIGN for us!

  7. Jeremy Lane isn’t cheap to re-sign, costing them an average of $5.7 million per year. He has never been a starter for a full 16 games, so it is not known whether he can play a full season at cornerback. Looks like the only players left to re-sign are Jermaine Kearse and Russell Okung. I am betting that neither will re-sign because Kearse is estimated to have a market value of $4.7 million and Okung is supposedly worth $8 million per year.

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