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Patriots no longer interested in trading for Richard Sherman

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To the extent that the Seahawks are exploring the possibility of trading cornerback Richard Sherman and to the extent that the Patriots were interested, they no longer are.

Tom Curran of CSN New England reports that the Patriots won’t be doing a deal for Sherman.

The asking price, reportedly a high pick and maybe a player, likely has kept the Patriots from pursuing the opportunity. The fact that Sherman is under contract for two more years at salaries of $11.4 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018 also may have been a factor, given that he potentially would want a new contract. The Patriots last month gave a market-value deal to cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

Regardless, the rich apparently won’t be getting even richer with the addition of one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. At some point in the next few weeks, however, it’s possible that someone will be landing a seventh-year player who has performed at a very high level for most of his career.

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29 Responses to “Patriots no longer interested in trading for Richard Sherman”
  1. chawk12thman says: Apr 6, 2017 11:58 PM

    Patriots don’t have high draft pick last I checked. They weren’t in the running anyway.

  2. lsuzilla says: Apr 7, 2017 12:10 AM

    I’ll laugh so hard if he gets traded to the Browns. Please football gods make this happen. Give the bigmouth a serving of humble pie!!!!

  3. thrifty says: Apr 7, 2017 12:16 AM

    Because he doesn’t have a DUI.

  4. lance19 says: Apr 7, 2017 12:20 AM

    Sure, at one time Richard Sherman
    was on top of the NFL, but personally,
    I don’t consider any athlete
    to be a true legend
    until he hits a homer
    for the Columbia Fireflies!!

  5. bartpkelly says: Apr 7, 2017 12:27 AM

    “To the extent that the Seahawks are exploring”…

    They are not exploring…they are only answering calls and listening. Big difference.

  6. senatorblutarsky says: Apr 7, 2017 12:49 AM

    The patriots are only interested in players they can steal from other teams. The patriot way.

  7. noknoknokpenny says: Apr 7, 2017 2:36 AM

    I don’t think that Sherman is an HGH guy.

    His mood and behavioral issues in 2016 suggest classic high- dosage steroid abuse.

  8. linebacker2 says: Apr 7, 2017 3:46 AM

    Sherman wants a new contract, that’s why the Pats walked, and why Seadderrall is shopping him. Pats only want Sherman for the two years remaining on his current contract.

  9. loudpackmatt says: Apr 7, 2017 4:09 AM

    most id give for him is a 2nd-3rd round pick..figure at this stage in his career he has a few more years left In his prime..also gotta figure his production will drop if your team doesn’t have 2 all pro safties

  10. dawrslr209 says: Apr 7, 2017 4:24 AM

    tampa bay shocks the football world. doug martin and two thirds and a fifth get this deal done.

  11. dansardo says: Apr 7, 2017 5:17 AM

    The pats are so good already it would have been hard to imagine the reaction of the trolls if it had worked out lol!

  12. 315judman says: Apr 7, 2017 5:22 AM

    After they got Gilmore, the pats decided they didn’t need TWO guys who give up big plays.

  13. worldizending says: Apr 7, 2017 6:03 AM

    the Patriots were NEVER truly interested in an overrated punk who can’t keep his mouth shut.

  14. aj66shanghai says: Apr 7, 2017 6:07 AM

    This would have been SO out of character for the Patriots. Honestly now, did anyone actually think this could possibly happen?

    I could see the Packers or Steelers considering it, because their conservative draft and develop approach hasn’t gotten them over the hump recently. Or Falcons or Bengals, who may feel some desperation to grab the biggest stick they can find. But no, I don’t see the Patriots suddenly going against their philosophy in the wake of 2 SB wins in 3 years.

  15. jstew0103 says: Apr 7, 2017 6:21 AM

    Or is this yet another smoke screen for Belichick to find a way to trade another player for a high pick to then flip for Sherman…

  16. lambeauwest says: Apr 7, 2017 6:29 AM

    NY Jets always like to take aging stars

  17. nwofolife says: Apr 7, 2017 6:33 AM

    Ahh poor little Richard. Nobody wants you that bad. Must be humbling to a man with narcissistic personality disorder.

    Haven’t disliked a Seahawk this much since Jeramy Stevens. Funny that Oberto Beef Jerkey would put my 2 most annoying sports personalities together in a commercial. Touche Oberto, you put a Dick with Screamin A Smith.

  18. footballfan58 says: Apr 7, 2017 7:08 AM

    Thank you!! Don’t want him, his baggage or his mouth.

  19. fjw2 says: Apr 7, 2017 9:07 AM

    Good. I doubt Dick would have been able to “do his job” without opening his big mouth anyway.

  20. brwmstr says: Apr 7, 2017 9:17 AM

    whew….dodged another bullet

  21. sidepull says: Apr 7, 2017 9:20 AM

    Good. Keep your loudmouth away from NE.
    Maybe Trent Williams needs to have another talk with you.

  22. RegisHawk says: Apr 7, 2017 10:03 AM

    LOL…nothing shows the ignorance of the readers here like this kind of story.

  23. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 7, 2017 10:06 AM

    The pats are so good already it would have been hard to imagine the reaction of the trolls if it had worked out lol!

    2 0

    It seems to me you way to obsessed with the opinions of trolls…..don’t you have chores to do for mom?

    Sherman’s ego would never fly with Cheating Bill.

  24. streetyson says: Apr 7, 2017 10:12 AM

    chawk12thman says:
    Apr 6, 2017 11:58 PM
    Patriots don’t have high draft pick last I checked. They weren’t in the running anyway.
    ————————-
    That’s what the article says – clearly you and your up-thumbers never read (or didn’t understand) the full import of the 3rd paragraph, which states this reported asking price is the primary reason the Pats aren’t in the running!!

  25. superpatriotsfan says: Apr 7, 2017 10:26 AM

    The entire area of NE doesn’t like outspoken black men. They like them obedient and away from their properties.

  26. edgerules says: Apr 7, 2017 11:06 AM

    Ryan Clark of ESPN’s First Take can dry his tears, now.

  27. Ralphie says: Apr 7, 2017 12:50 PM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Apr 7, 2017 12:49 AM

    The patriots are only interested in players they can steal from other teams. The patriot way.
    _______________________________

    You’re still butt-hurt that your team got their pocket picked? You need to get over it. They’re the NFL’s Apex predator. You’re team is a tasty Hamster.

  28. raymondmac says: Apr 7, 2017 4:01 PM

    for the cheap shots about Boston and/or New England about race relations, keep this in mind: we started the Abolitionist movement, we had the first national paper covering the plight of slaves and their right to freedom, etc.

    William Lloyd Garrison mentored Frederick Douglass… and published the Liberator dedicated to abolition.

    The 54 th Regiment was from Boston, the first all- black regiment to fight in the Civil War, whose commander was a Boston son.

    I could go on for quite a while…
    I am extremely proud of the leadership role my State and my town played in moving our country out of the darkness of the slavery era.

    No other region can make such claims.

  29. dcpatfan says: Apr 9, 2017 2:17 PM

    @raymondmac
    I appreciate what you are saying….I really do.
    I grew up in Southestern Mass in the Cape Verdean culture and am very proud of my heritage.

    With all that said, I totally get why, on this site, someone would question race relations of NE fans.

    History notwithstanding.

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