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Report: Seahawks looking for player and a high pick for Richard Sherman

It’s not enough for the Seahawks to simply let the world know — in terms more blunt than we’re accustomed to — that Richard Sherman is available.

They also have to make it clear what they’re expecting in return if they want to see this swap meet through to fruition. So now comes word from the other corner of the country of what they want in exchange for their star cornerback.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, an NFL source said the Seahawks are asking for “a very good player plus a high draft pick.”

It would probably help if that very good player was on a contract smaller than Sherman’s because that’s one of the reasons they’re at least considering moving a top-shelf player. But the chance to get a price-controlled asset back in exchange is key, as their roster has grown top-heavy in recent years (which is an unfortunate side effect of being good at football and then having to pay good football players, that invoice eventually comes due).

Sherman also has some degree of say in this, or at least the ability to influence a potential deal. If he’s not going to re-do his contract (and why would he?) and there are certain places he just won’t go, it naturally limits Seattle’s options. He’s already said he understands it’s just business, and that he doesn’t expect anything to happen.

But, if you’re going to do this dance, you might as well start high, to give yourself room to negotiate. Word’s now out on the price, and operators in Seattle are standing by.

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95 Responses to “Report: Seahawks looking for player and a high pick for Richard Sherman”
  1. 12coltsfan12 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:34 PM



  2. wib22 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:34 PM

    Patriots could offer harmon + the 11th for sherman and the hawks 1st rounder, and then deal butler for another pick.

  3. jackedupboonie says: Apr 6, 2017 12:35 PM

    Come on Cleveland….Joe Thomas and #33. You know you wanna dance

  4. jbraider says: Apr 6, 2017 12:37 PM

    The draft is very deep in good secondary players, very shallow at the top for good OL. I could see Dallas sending an OL and a first round pick for Sherman, assuming they could fit him under their cap. Of course, they probably can’t, or else they’d have held on to some of their backfield.

  5. bmacwillconn says: Apr 6, 2017 12:38 PM

    Who would want this jerk on their team?

    Beyond his diminishing skill, his mouth and arrogance are growing larger and larger by the day.

  6. afifthlombardiforthehaters says: Apr 6, 2017 12:38 PM

    If He comes to New England Ill be changing my username to …….


  7. markbul says: Apr 6, 2017 12:39 PM

    If I’m giving up a starter with a high salary for a better, but aging starter, I’m certainly not also giving up a high pick.

  8. canetic says: Apr 6, 2017 12:39 PM

    Who wouldn’t want a mouthy self centered CB who seems to be falling off quickly?

  9. seatownballers says: Apr 6, 2017 12:39 PM

    Raiders and titans, this post is directed at you.

  10. ctiggs says: Apr 6, 2017 12:40 PM

    We continue to LOL at Sherman with our five rings.

  11. patsxsaintsfan says: Apr 6, 2017 12:41 PM

    Marshawn and Sherman for the raiders 1st round pick and Sean smith

  12. Underdawgs says: Apr 6, 2017 12:42 PM

    Seattle seems to have lost a ton of leverage on this deal. No team is giving up a good player AND a high pick for an aging CB with a bit of an attitude problem.

  13. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 6, 2017 12:42 PM

    I would be tempted to say “Goodbye Dick”, but he is not worth what the Seahawks supposedly want.

  14. lgw91s says: Apr 6, 2017 12:44 PM

    Would be interesting if the Pats swung a deal for Sherman. Especially if they also pulled the trigger on a Garoppolo deal with the Browns. It would give them at least 2 years with an absolutely stacked lineup.
    That would be going all in.

  15. seatownballers says: Apr 6, 2017 12:45 PM

    Collins and pick 33
    Since you are drafting Garrett anyways.


    Sherman and a third round pick

  16. wib22 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:46 PM

    Never mind, he seems like the perfect cowboy: overrated, and a loudmouth.

  17. sportoficionado says: Apr 6, 2017 12:47 PM

    keep it classy Seattle, ain’t nobody got time for your public hissy fit.

  18. buttfumbles says: Apr 6, 2017 12:47 PM

    Can someone fill me in on how the Pats are a viable trade partner? They don’t have a first or second round pick in this year’s draft and I think the Hawks would want better than the 32nd pick in the 2018 draft..

  19. dal1as says: Apr 6, 2017 12:49 PM

    Personally I do not think he is worth it. He is a loud mouth sour pants who thinks he knows everything because he went to Stanford. I say pass

  20. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Apr 6, 2017 12:50 PM

    12coltsfan12 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 12:34 PM


    Name 10 better CBs in the NFL then Richard? I’ll wait, you clowns love to talk BS on here for likes!!!

  21. ariani1985 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:50 PM

    2 yard tom is craving for his services!

  22. seabrawk12 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:52 PM

    Sherman has about a 14 million cap hit in 2017. If they trade him for two decent draft picks rather than another player, they would more than likely have enough to keep Marshawn. Albeit Marshawn sounds committed to going to Oakland and might not be willing to play another season in Seattle. Just a thought.

  23. joetoronto says: Apr 6, 2017 12:53 PM

    That’s insane.

  24. wentz4prez says: Apr 6, 2017 12:53 PM

    I am so happy the Eagles don’t have the cap room to make a run at him..

    He is very much a system CB .. with an attitude problem and losing speed by the day..

  25. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 6, 2017 12:54 PM

    And I am looking to trade my 2001 BMW 530 for a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador.

    Which is just as likely to happen as this is.

  26. DrSteveBrule says: Apr 6, 2017 12:54 PM

    So the Seahawks are trying to be on the other side of the Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham deals. Which they should have never made. Hopefully they learned from those trades.

  27. jdbaker01 says: Apr 6, 2017 12:56 PM

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the player was Michael Crabtree?

  28. RegisHawk says: Apr 6, 2017 12:57 PM

    I hope you guys harping about Lynch are paying attention. If they move Sherm’s contract, they have more than enough room to deal with Lynch un-retiring to force a trade. I don’t think either is likely, but the sheep here now need to consider a new possibility when they bleat.

  29. terripet says: Apr 6, 2017 12:58 PM

    Asking price too high maybe a second round pick at best

  30. EJ says: Apr 6, 2017 1:00 PM

    LT Cyrus Kouandjio who is starter material and only has a 2017 (1.5M) cap number & Buffalo’s 2nd round pick #44

    For Richard Sherman who’s cap number is 2017(11.4M) 2018(11m) & Seattle’s 3rd round pick #106

    Seattle needs to lower their cap and needs a Tackle…
    Buffalo needs a CB…

    Get it done!

  31. bernieknowsfootball says: Apr 6, 2017 1:00 PM

    Just a big mouth has been !!!

  32. justintuckrule says: Apr 6, 2017 1:02 PM

    Reminds me when the big bad Patriots snagged Asante Samuel. Hope history repeats itself and we shut up that fan base for a third time. Dee-lish!

  33. sah0620 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:02 PM

    Ted Thompson’s offer :
    Makinton Dorleant + 6th rounder

    (that’s a high pick to him!)

  34. patriots123456 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:03 PM

    Nobody wants that cap hit, that’s the main problem.

  35. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Apr 6, 2017 1:05 PM

    I’d give up our 3rd rounder (#92 overall), especially if we can get Peppers in the 1st…. that’s an instant upgrade to our secondary…. I for one, have ZERO problems with his on field production or in locker room…

  36. leshon42 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:06 PM

    ship him to DAWG POUND For Joe Thomas

  37. minson15 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:07 PM

    There’s a reason the ransom is so high for Sherman. Carroll thinks very highly of him and wants production on the field. Yes they’re shopping him around because of his attitude recently. The hawks know how to handle him and if some team wants him bad enough now they don’t have to waste time and they can pursue him or not. Otherwise he’s staying a Seahawk and that is what they are counting on.

  38. dtlb58 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:07 PM

    The Seahawks would be all over that Joe Thomas & the #33 pick in a heart beat, I would think.

    The Browns should not offer that and I would think Sherman would retire before agreeing to that.

  39. johnnnyschatzan says: Apr 6, 2017 1:12 PM

    Lol so they want to trade him but they don’t want to trade him.

  40. medialovesthecowboys says: Apr 6, 2017 1:12 PM

    With elite safety help, Sherman is a beast.
    Without it he’s average to good.

  41. clubdrunk18 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:18 PM

    Steelers Martavis Bryant and 3rd round pick for Sherman!

  42. tedmurph says: Apr 6, 2017 1:18 PM

    Malcolm Butler and a 2018 2nd

  43. dtlb58 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:21 PM

    Marshawn and Sherman for the raiders 1st round pick and Sean smith.

    1) I wouldn’t doubt it that the Raiders make a run at this.

    2) As a Chiefs fan I knew Sean Smith wasn’t going to work out elsewhere as good as he did those last two seasons in KC. He was just zoned in to that D style that D.C. Bob Sutton had dialed up and his teammates were all working perfectly together. The Chiefs just didn’t have the $ to keep him or to match him up another 2-3 years with Peters would have been ideal.

    There is a very unique way to use Sean and his skills. You almost have to build around it and it worked perfect the Chiefs system and other skill players on D did that.

  44. RuddyJamesDIO says: Apr 6, 2017 1:25 PM

    CB Breeland & a 2nd rounder…….HTTR!!!

  45. sdchicken says: Apr 6, 2017 1:26 PM


    Their first rounder and Robert Alford (PI machine)

    Same scheme

  46. magnusthe1st says: Apr 6, 2017 1:26 PM

    Please, Packers. Pull the trigger on him. We have NOBODY in our secondary.

  47. psubeerman21 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:27 PM

    Teams can deal with attitude. They do it all the time. They are shopping him because he’s begun to show diminished skills, and you always move a player early to maximize value.

  48. kfoyo808 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:29 PM

    Eagles – Kendricks, Kelse and a 3rd for Earl and a 7th. Address O line and LB Depth/special teams.

  49. ragnarthemagnificent says: Apr 6, 2017 1:30 PM

    this has Washington football team written all over it

  50. tylawspick6 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:36 PM

    Pats 2018 2nd rder (From Cleveland in the JimmyG deal) and Butler should it.


  51. boca12 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:37 PM

    Look, the Browns are pic flush. Its the team with the goods. Pats want Sherm (reportedly)….So the Browns could give Seattle a 2nd and and 3rd and a player, then flip Sherm to the Pats for the Pats 2nd and Jimmy G.

  52. tylawspick6 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:38 PM

    Price will come down on draft weekend. He costs 11 mil per and needs a new deal past age 30.

    So, this is a bluff by Seattle.

    A 1st rd pick is as high as anyone should go (or a player of similar caliber/but cheaper = Malcom Butler).

    I am not buying it.

    Schneider thinks BB was born last night. lmao

  53. pastabelly says: Apr 6, 2017 1:39 PM

    How does Seattle feel about Malcolm Butler? Not too good you say?

  54. jvw1982 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:46 PM

    And I thought they were serious about trading Sherman….

  55. dtlb58 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:47 PM

    Name 10 better CBs in the NFL then Richard? I’ll wait, you clowns love to talk BS on here for likes!!!

    But he is side specific (LCB) and my team (Chiefs and Peters) already have their guy. So he limits his trade partners. He is good. But as he ages, (29 now) let’s start throwing him some more balls to make that body work some more. I wouldn’t be afraid. especially in a new system/team. Everyone has their weakness.

  56. RandyinRoxbury says: Apr 6, 2017 1:47 PM

    Obviously, he’s going to the ATL.

  57. dtlb58 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:53 PM

    I think they are shopping him because they need help on the O-line ASAP so you go to your #1 commodity on your team you can afford to give up. With this draft loaded with CB’s, there ya go!

  58. bringbackkosar says: Apr 6, 2017 1:54 PM

    just posturing by SEA front office, Sherman got the message…he’s not indispensable BUT they aren’t going to get what they want for him either. We cool

  59. mytor1962 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:58 PM

    Over rated with an ego and mouth to match, plus he’s lost a.stdp and had some injury issues…no thanks; maybe a 4th at best.

  60. bradygirl12 says: Apr 6, 2017 1:58 PM

    I don’t see anyone giving up what Seattle wants for Sherman, but this is the NFL, where anything is possible. Can’t wait to see how this one plays out, if at all.

  61. Mudcat Jefferson says: Apr 6, 2017 2:04 PM

    This is turrble

  62. NFLisnotreality says: Apr 6, 2017 2:08 PM

    Seattle’ll cave and scoop up mid round draft picks for RS. No need for top-shelf when you can make it yourself.

  63. slippery59 says: Apr 6, 2017 2:10 PM

    The only person Sherman ever intimidated was Erin Andrews.

  64. I prefer my Crush to be Orange says: Apr 6, 2017 2:11 PM

    Dynasty hahahahahahahaha

  65. bert1913 says: Apr 6, 2017 2:15 PM

    I think the seahawks want 1 team leader (wilson) not a guy that would divide this team

  66. National Fanatic says: Apr 6, 2017 2:16 PM

    It’s got to be Dallas, right? Dallas is loaded with O-linemen and they do not have a starting CB. Trade La’el Collins and a 2nd round pick for him.
    Gus Bradly and Dan Quinn should be targeting Sherman.

  67. scmems07 says: Apr 6, 2017 2:16 PM

    Seattle should ask the Bills for Taylor and their 2nd. They could draft another corner for that system defense and they get an upgrade at QB.

  68. whatjusthapped says: Apr 6, 2017 2:24 PM

    By insisting the trading partner part with “a very good player plus picks” that automatically eliminates about a half dozen teams that don’t even the a very good player to begin with, Jags, the Vikings to name the obvious ones.

  69. daddeeo says: Apr 6, 2017 2:25 PM

    Dyna-what Seattle?

    No figure out a way to shut this fool up.

  70. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 6, 2017 2:30 PM

    A high draft pick AND a player from a guy whose mouth is bigger than his play? Not to mention whatever team trades for him has to take that huge salary. No way anyone trades for this tool. Seattle is stuck with him. They better hope Thomas comes back at 100% or they’ll find out just how poor Dick’s cover skills are since the refs are actually starting to call some of the penalties he commits on every play.

  71. Susan Imbriale says: Apr 6, 2017 2:57 PM

    Jordy Nelson OWNS HIM !!!!!!

  72. sweetnlow44 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:07 PM

    Carroll gives his players a lot of leash to be themselves and that’s why most players love to play for him. Sherman’s been flirting with the line his whole career and finally crossed it last year. It’s not that what he said about the play calling and coaching was wrong, it’s that it’s not his play to publicly undermine his coaches. He’s still a top tier corner and is an incredibly valuable player, but anybody can be traded for the right offer. The Seahawks are playing this right by sending a message to him that he’s not untouchable. The chances that he gets traded are almost nil, but the message has been sent and it will be interesting to see how he responds. He’s a very competitive guy, but he’s also very emotional, so if he channels it constructively, he could his best year yet next year. At the same time, it might be worth the gamble for another team to give up a lot to trade for him. This guy plays on another level when he has a legitimate chip on his shoulder and if the Seahawks dealt him, you can guarantee he’d come out next year with a massive statement to make.

  73. exinsidetrader says: Apr 6, 2017 3:07 PM

    No deal!

    5th rounder and Seattle eats half his contract and then maybe, maybe, the Pats will be interested. Maybe.

  74. largent80 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:13 PM

    Marcus Cannon and a 2nd rounder for Sherm.

  75. philly462 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:14 PM

    Someone asked for 10 corners that are better than Sherman? I can easily give you 10 that played better than him this season.

    Talib and Harris from the Broncos both played better. Way better.

    Bouye. Malcolm Butler. Janoris Jenkins. Patrick Peterson. DRC. Josh Norman. Darius Slay. Terence Newman. Claiborne. Sean Smith.

    I didn’t count. It’s 10 though. Rookie from the Panthers was damn close too.

    Sherman did not play well. I’d ease off the thought of him being elite right now and puffing your feathers about it.

  76. fordbw says: Apr 6, 2017 3:16 PM

    Sherman is old and washed up. They can try to trade him but they won’t get much.

  77. bradygirl12 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:36 PM

    Sherman is not worth “a very good player and a high draft pick.” Maybe one or the other, but not both.

  78. rainponcho87 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:49 PM

    Raiders will send them Crabtree and a conditional seventh if Sherman makes the team. And a bag of chips or a large soda. Take it or leave it.

  79. rayala3 says: Apr 6, 2017 4:00 PM

    I would only consider him if he comes with a mute button.

  80. mhurst6 says: Apr 6, 2017 4:01 PM

    The Seahawks are asking too much. They’re not putting into consideration that he’s a LOUD MOUTH and most teams except for a few don’t want to deal with players like him for good reason.

  81. Norseman says: Apr 6, 2017 4:03 PM

    No way would I give a high pick and a very good player. Given Sherman’s age and contract, I’d give a mid-round pick to take over his contract.

  82. jjackwagon says: Apr 6, 2017 4:21 PM

    I don’t see anything about Thomas to go with Sherman…buyer beware.

  83. goldrush36 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:03 PM

    Who has an elite safety, the cap room, and a good player to trade to make this happen and be worthwhile? Without a top tier safety he is average. It is funny actually how many seahomers will discredit Earl Thomas’ presence in order to puff up Sherman.

  84. balt88 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:26 PM

    Overpaid for Graham, gotta start saving money somewhere.

  85. jameyjame says: Apr 6, 2017 5:45 PM

    seattle isnt in the driver’s seat,,,,a high pick plus a NFL caliber, ready to play player? doubtful.

  86. infinitejedi says: Apr 6, 2017 5:46 PM

    The New York Jets should trade Sheldon Richardson and a second round pick for Richard Sherman. The Jets need help in their secondary to replace Revis. In a way this trade would indirectly be trading Revis for Sherman because the Jets are trading Richardson who they drafted using the pick they received from Tampa Bay when they traded Revis to them.

  87. gman30341 says: Apr 6, 2017 5:52 PM

    If he is traded, he will demand a new contract. So the good value of his contract now, will be a mute point.

  88. dolphins4 says: Apr 6, 2017 6:05 PM

    I’d sign Revis before I’d give all of that up for him.

  89. drewbrewer says: Apr 6, 2017 8:17 PM

    Seattle is asking for too much. Good luck Pete getting anyone to bite.

  90. kissbillsrings says: Apr 6, 2017 8:44 PM

    Pats won’t go after Sherman with his salary & a quality player to boot…
    They will keep Butler this year for 3.91 mill & if they can’t come to an agreement on a multi year deal durring the season they can either franchise him in 2018 or let him walk after 2017 for a high 3rd round comp pick on 2018…..

  91. questionableopinion says: Apr 6, 2017 8:48 PM

    He’s 29 years old. A 1st round pick would be too much. 2nd and a decent player is even stretching it depending on the player.

  92. war27 says: Apr 6, 2017 8:58 PM

    A 4th and TJ Carrie for Sherman and Lynch’s rights.

  93. patsemployee says: Apr 7, 2017 1:00 AM

    Sherman wouldn’t last five seconds with Belichick. Bill doesn’t tolerate bs, or loud mouthed players with an overly inflated ego.

  94. chrisj555 says: Apr 8, 2017 11:25 AM

    Will trade Bevell the twit for some pocket lynt.

  95. davedsone says: Apr 10, 2017 3:09 PM

    I also hope we get back together in the SB. Strahan ain’t walking through that door, son. You will get your big blue training wheels blown off.

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