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Seahawks Release Cornerback Jeremy Lane
The Seahawks released Jeremy Lane Friday, ending a six-year run in Seattle for the veteran cornerback.
A sixth-round pick in 2012, Lane appeared in 70 games with the Seahawks, starting 21. Lane recorded 146 tackles, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed in six seasons while also being a big contributor on special teams throughout his career.
One of Lane’s career highs and lows unfortunately came on the same play in Super Bowl XLIX. Lane intercepted Tom Brady in the end zone, a potentially huge play in the game, but on the return he was tackled low near the sideline, causing him to tear his ACL and break his arm while falling to the ground.
Lane was part of one of the most successful draft classes in franchise history, a draft that featured the likes of Pro Bowlers Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, as well as players who had significant success in Seattle and elsewhere throughout their careers, a list that includes linebacker Bruce Irvin, running back Robert Turbin, defensive lineman Jaye Howard, linebacker Korey Toomer and guard J.R. Sweezy. Cornerback DeShawn Shead and receiver Jermaine Kearse were also rookies in 2012, signing as undrafted free agents following the draft.