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Seahawks making “considerable progress” on Richard Sherman deal

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The Seahawks have the last pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean they’re not doing any big business in the coming weeks.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Seahawks are making “considerable progress” on a new deal for cornerback Richard Sherman, and that both sides “are hopeful it’s complete by the draft.”

Paying Sherman — and La Canfora reports it will come in north of $13 million per year — will be the first of a number of big deals the Seahawks will have to do, before they have to start making the corresponding hard choices.

But they’ve gotten such value out of Sherman so far that they can’t complain. The former fifth-rounder is entering the final year of a four-year, $2.2 million deal.

And since he’s become one of the league’s top cornerbacks, it’s time for him to get paid like one.

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51 Responses to “Seahawks making “considerable progress” on Richard Sherman deal”
  1. clubergo says: Apr 22, 2014 11:53 AM

    what happened to the 32nd pick?

  2. cowboys2014 says: Apr 22, 2014 11:58 AM

    Umm….pretty sure they still have their first round pick

  3. whosgotitbetterthanruss says: Apr 22, 2014 12:08 PM

    He knows that this will be a true DYNASTY for the ages. Best defense OF ALL TIME.

    #DYNASTY
    #REPETE
    #ABOVEREPROACH

  4. bman69 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:09 PM

    Great news for the hawks. What happened to the big news that Earl Thomas said was coming two weeks ago about his contract ?

  5. ariani1985 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:11 PM

    And nothing of value will be gained.

  6. skippynj says: Apr 22, 2014 12:12 PM

    $13 mil? Go for it. Blow up that cap. As long as the deal comes with a muzzle.

  7. dedicatedhawkfan says: Apr 22, 2014 12:13 PM

    and let’s not forget we need to secure Earl Thomas too

  8. osiris33 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:15 PM

    I keep hearing about this ” day of reckoning” for the Seahawks, and it’s just not going to happen. They have $50 million in cap space next year, and that’s even with the lowball estimates of what the cap will be. They will have no problems retaining their core players for years to come.

  9. Ground Chuck says: Apr 22, 2014 12:16 PM

    Ask Russell Wilson about his dreams… To be the third highest-paid quarterback on his own team.

  10. cvdt57 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:19 PM

    The seahawks have gotten a lot of star power from several young, cheap players. But the cap won’t let them pay everyone $13 mil. Either the players need to choose rings over money or they best be ready to replace these guys with new cheap talent.

  11. brianstevens0915 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:20 PM

    I think it would make sense in the NFL to have position caps…for example a QB cannot exceed 7 million per year of guaranteed money, safety 5 million etc. That way one player can’t cripple a team with a huge contract ie. Joe Flacco. IMO

  12. freddiec8 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:20 PM

    As long as they can keep a D line and LBs without them lets see what he can do to much money

  13. pacificnw7722 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:25 PM

    Good for Sherm, lock up the BEST players and make a 2nd Super Bowl run.

  14. denverdude7 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:26 PM

    Richard Sherman is worth at least $20 million per year and should hold out until he gets it.

    Earl Thomas is worth around $18 million per year and should also hold out until he gets it.

    If both of these players are as good as they appear to be they should be compensated accordingly.

    The time has come to pay the piper for the tight fisted Seahawks.

    I can’t wait to see how quickly Pete Carrol gets out of town once they have to start making salary cap cuts.

  15. grimreaper12 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:28 PM

    13 million a year?? Holy crap.

  16. braceyourselffor12 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:32 PM

    Most overrated egotistical hack on a the most overrated team of all time.

  17. nirvana504 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:46 PM

    The players’ agents know exactly how much cap space Seattle has. And they will go after every penny.

  18. cheaptrix12 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:52 PM

    That dude has earned a solid paycheck, that’s for sure. His accomplishments since arriving in the NFL have spoken for him (even if he speaks loudly about them himself).

  19. jimmyt says: Apr 22, 2014 12:53 PM

    Please way over pay him with tons of guaranteed money. He derserves it and it will do wonders for your cap up coming situation.

  20. fissilemissile says: Apr 22, 2014 12:58 PM

    This is me, pretending to be Randy Moss after scoring a touchdown in Lambeau, to all the haters out there.

    Go Hawks!

  21. wayconthemexican says: Apr 22, 2014 1:25 PM

    The deal should include incentives for keeping his mouth closed.

  22. macdaddyspeed says: Apr 22, 2014 1:39 PM

    The last hope of all the haters; the salary cap. Your actual teams can’t beat the Seahawks so you rest your hopes and dreams on the salary cap to do it for you. These are desperate times for those not part of the Seahawks Empire.

  23. ragnarthemagnificent says: Apr 22, 2014 1:40 PM

    Best CB in the league, not even close. Backing up all that big talk with big plays it what its all about. Pay the man!

  24. whiteknightblackheart says: Apr 22, 2014 1:44 PM

    in other news, upon hearing the rumors of Sherman’s impending contract, Revis is not ruling out sitting out the offseason until he is again the highest paid CB in the league.

  25. goldbloodedindfw says: Apr 22, 2014 1:44 PM

    I thought they were prioritizing a deal for Earl Thomas before Sherman?

  26. theclink12 says: Apr 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    I love how I see still comments on here about Seattle being overrated.

    What an insane thing to say.

    Do people that post that actually realize how they dumb they sound considering Seattle just won the Super Bowl by 5 touchdowns?

  27. qdog112 says: Apr 22, 2014 1:49 PM

    The thing is that Wilson isn’t concerned with things he has no control over. In case you haven’t noticed, he’s built that way. You’ll never hear him pull a “Steve Nash”, where admits that he’s playing to get the money.

    As a matter of fact, I can’t think of any black athlete who would be allowed to say he’s playing for the money without being “killed” on blogs everywhere. They may think it, but never say it. Not even Revis.

  28. icanhazblogs says: Apr 22, 2014 1:49 PM

    Whether Hawks fans like it or not, they are going to lose some people over the next couple of years when they have to pay the players that have performed. Unless of course, they are going to somehow be able to avoid the same thing that has happened to EVERY OTHER successful team in the salary cap era.

    Their continued success will be dependent on their ability to draft and replace.

  29. 700levelvet says: Apr 22, 2014 1:51 PM

    Pay him… Then put a muzzle on him…

  30. kuranda84 says: Apr 22, 2014 1:53 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    And held the highest scoring offense in the history of the game to 8 points.

  31. arizonasdj says: Apr 22, 2014 1:58 PM

    Seahawks will be the 3rd best team in the NFC West this year. Bet on it

  32. dalcow4 says: Apr 22, 2014 1:59 PM

    Get as much guaranteed money as you can and as much up front as you can, bro.

    Because you are such a loudmouth and a distraction that as soon as you become average Seattle will drop you like a hot potato.

  33. southpaw79 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:11 PM

    13 million for Sherman.
    10 million for Thomas.
    20 million for Wilson.

    50 million in cap space…. It is doable, but it is going to really hurt the depth of this team. This is also only possible if one of these players agents does not also see all the cap space. Wilson could jump to 25+ mil a year with the direction of the cap space and available funds for the Seahawks. Better get Sherman and Thomas done now too, or their numbers will both jump a couple mil/year.

  34. swaggyy says: Apr 22, 2014 2:19 PM

    It is good to know seattle will have the best defensive back in the game for years to come. I can’t wait to hear some more talking by Sherman! It’s so awesome and entertaining. I love how he gets under everyone’s skin! Hilarious.

    Sherman> Revis
    #DYNASTY
    #WHOSEGOTMYBACK

  35. daburgher says: Apr 22, 2014 2:19 PM

    13 mil a yr he best be covering the best receiver on every play. Something that he currently does not do. Which to me is suspect

  36. djalakas25 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:25 PM

    The Seahawks are the greatest team in the history of mankind. They are the greatest franchise ever. Russel Wilson is a alien from another planet. Are these the type of statements I need to make for my comments to be kept. Lol

  37. patriotsarespygaters says: Apr 22, 2014 2:26 PM

    He is top now but Revis might be back to the top will be interesting to see

  38. bearshaterseverywhere says: Apr 22, 2014 2:34 PM

    I’ll take Charles Tillman over this big mouth, for a fraction of the price, any day!

    When Sherman acquires 10 forced fumbles in a single year then we can talk. Most CB’s don’t even get that throughout their career.

    38 years Seattle, that’s how long it took you to win a Championship, that’s not a Dynasty….but your current defense will go down as one of the best ever.
    I thoroughly enjoyed watch Peyton Manning choke in that game.

  39. daburgher says: Apr 22, 2014 2:36 PM

    The best cbs shadow the opposing teams beat wr on every play. Until he does that he cannot claim to be the best. The best don’t have to self proclaim it.

  40. babyteal1 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:37 PM

    All rejoice the $13 million per year cause you got to pay the QB soon….good luck Seahawks….one and done……….signed RGIII…lol

  41. r502 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:37 PM

    Something tells me that this negotiation will reveal Sherman to be the me first, me now type of guy he seems to be. Nothing short of being the highest paid in the game will be enough to right the wrong of being passed up for multiple rounds of the draft. This guy will make Meevis look like a charitable, hometown discount kind of guy in comparison.

  42. contra74isloosbuthole says: Apr 22, 2014 2:47 PM

    People always talk about how young a team is. In the end you have to pay a good team no matter the age. Some tough choices lay ahead for Seattle.

  43. ezreidn says: Apr 22, 2014 2:55 PM

    Wait wait wait, Russell Wilson is an alien?!?!

  44. goldrush36 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:59 PM

    That 50 million projected now rarely ever is close to real #’s. There are salary escalators and all sorts of other things that happen. 49ers at this time last year were expected to have 35 mil in cap space and it ended up well short of that. It is also crazy to just say oh we got 50… Tie up 45 in 3 players. You are assumimg that you lose no other talent at all.

  45. djalakas25 says: Apr 22, 2014 3:13 PM

    Ummmm??? One and done? Rather have that then none and never! Rg3. Now onto cliches being shot out on this post. The best don’t have to tell everyone they are the best? Sherman isn’t the classiest. Agreed. I’m a Seahawks fan and I love the guy. Jordan wasn’t he shamed his highschool team mate at hall of fame induction. Muhammad Ali , he was sure humble, how about every cb in the history of the nfl. Let’s just go with Deion sanders high stepping into the end one. They were good and let everyone know it. Nothing wrong with it. Lastly, not covering the best guy on the field. It’s part of the Seahawks defense that every single Wilson hater says is the reason why they won the sb

  46. daburgher says: Apr 22, 2014 3:32 PM

    Dude you sound like an idiot putting Jordan and Ali in the same sentence as Sherman

  47. djalakas25 says: Apr 22, 2014 3:45 PM

    Put it in context… They were talking about act like you’ve been there before and merely said they didn’t either. Read the preious posts DUDE lol

  48. djalakas25 says: Apr 22, 2014 3:49 PM

    For further clarification if you needed it. The comparison is stating the best at their craft are usually arrogant. That’s why they are the best

  49. arizonasdj says: Apr 22, 2014 4:12 PM

    Lol 1 Super Bowl and these idiots over here talking about a dynasty? Wow that rain and fog up there in Seattle are clouding your minds. There will never be another dynasty in the NFL again because of salary caps and free agency

  50. juliusanonymous says: Apr 23, 2014 12:56 AM

    @arizonasdj:

    Let me know when the Tardinals when their first.

    The champagne still flows in the Emerald City, and it is so sweet. You can join us. The 12th Man is all love, baby. You don’t have to be a hater.

    #2014WorldChampionSeahawks
    #SoGoooooodToBe12!!

  51. arizonasdj says: Apr 23, 2014 1:40 AM

    @juliusanonymous

    Let me know “when” you learn to spell.
    Definitely enjoy your SB win, you deserve to, but don’t get too excited and start calling out dynasty after 1 Super Bowl win. Try to win a second first. And just remember who came up to Seattle and quieted the “12th Man”

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