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Seahawks notes: NFL looking at Sherman injury

The NFL is looking into why the Seahawks did not disclose a knee injury Richard Sherman, right, played with for several games. (David Goldman / Associated Press)
The NFL is looking into why the Seahawks did not disclose a knee injury Richard Sherman, right, played with for several games. (David Goldman / Associated Press)
By Gregg Bell Tacoma News Tribune

SEATTLE – This time The NFL is scrutinizing the Seahawks for not disclosing star cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury until after the season.

Monday, coach Pete Carroll revealed Sherman played at least December and into January with an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his knee.

“Honestly, I didn’t realize we hadn’t revealed it,” Carroll said. “I don’t even remember what game it was, it was somewhere in the middle … I don’t know.”

Sherman’s knee injury never showed up on any of the team’s daily practice reports, nor on injury reports due to the league 48 hours before each game.

There are precedents for the league fining teams for not disclosing injuries, particularly to star players. In 2009 the NFL fined the New York Jets $125,000 for not reporting an injury to quarterback Brett Favre, for instance.

Wright, Graham in Pro Bowl

Linebacker K.J. Wright and tight end Jimmy Graham are headed to the Pro Bowl as injury replacements. They will join Sherman, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril for the Jan. 29 game Orlando, Florida,

Agent: Cable staying with team

Tom Cable will remain Carroll’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach, Cable’s agent said. On Sunday, Cable interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers for their vacant head-coaching job.

“Just spoke with my client Tom Cable and he is reaffirming his commitment to the Seahawks. He wishes to thank the 49ers for the consideration,” agent Doug Hendrickson posted on his Twitter account Tuesday.

Hendrickson appeared to be getting out ahead of ESPN reporting the 49ers are planning to offer their head job to Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. They cannot formally or by league rules do that until after the Falcons’ postseason is over.

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