The Seattle Seahawks didn't get punished for not putting cornerback Richard Sherman on the injury report, but the mini-controversy served its objective for the NFL. On Tuesday, Mike Garafolo reported that the Seahawks were simply issued a warning by the National Football League on Monday for violating the injury-reporting policy.
The news flies right in the face of a previous report that the Seahawks could lose a second-round pick for failing to properly disclose the injury before the game.
Back in September, Seattle lost a fifth-round pick for a violation of the regulations on offseason training activities.
The NFL's Injury Report Policy mandates compliance with the following procedure.
The controversy didn't begin until after the season, when Pete Carroll revealed that his star cornerback played a substantial chunk of the season with an MCL injury. "He never missed anything, I guess, is probably why".
It's a league rule for teams to disclose all injuries as a way of being clear and transparent with the league and other teams.
"I'm feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that", Carroll said.
Richard Sherman's knee injury was never reported by the Seahawks at any point last season despite Sherman missing practice time at various points in the season. "He was OK, so I don't know".