Richard Sherman to have “cleanup” surgery on left leg

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tore his right Achilles during the 2017 season and he’ll take some time out from rehabbing that injury to have surgery on his left leg.

Head coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that Sherman’s recovery from the Achilles injury and surgery is “going beautifully” and that he will have “a cleanup job” on his left leg in the next couple of weeks.

“Not the same Achilles surgery that he had but he will have to a much lesser-degree recovery,” Carroll said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “It will be a four-to-six week thing, he thinks. But he’s going to take care of himself to make sure that he’s right. That’s really important. He’s really on the positive side. He’s had a tremendous attitude about it. He feels pretty darn good. I think he’s out of the boot [for his Achilles] like this week or something like that. So on goes his progress.”

The Seahawks toyed with the idea of trading Sherman last offseason, but that seems unlikely this offseason in light of his injury. With questions about the future of other defensive stars, that may make him an outlier as the team moves into 2018.

18 responses to “Richard Sherman to have “cleanup” surgery on left leg

  1. He’s done. Hopefully some up and coming CB will call him out like he did Revis in exactly the same circumstances.

  2. The Hawks had some great years with the LOB. They all got a ring out it. No it wasn’t a dynasty like the sad trolls like to bark but they had 5 consecutive playoff runs winning at least one playoff game in that span. Time to do some rebuilding. Russell is young and the team still has a bright future. Good luck to Sherm wherever he ends up.

    Go HAWKS

  3. If he’s still on the team five days after the Super Bowl his $11M salary for 2018 is guaranteed. If they cut him, they’ll take a cap hit of $2.2M (prorated bonus) but save $11M in cap. If they do that they should put that money towards getting some offensive linemen.

    I’ll be shocked if he’s on the roster next year. If he is then they can look forward to missing out on the playoffs again although that may be inevitable anyway.

  4. The Seahawks won’t cut Sherman for two reasons: 1) He’s still the best corner in football by a wide margin, and 2) They don’t need to.

    Right now, the Seahawks have $19.4 million in cap space for 2018 & $81.4 million for 2019. They can cut Jeremey Lane, who is not in their plans for next year anyway, and gain $6 million more in cap space. They can then cut Kam Chancellor, who’s as good as done, as a June-1 cut and save an additional $7.3 million. They can then cut Cliff Avril, who’s also done playing football, and save $7.5 million more.

    So they can cut 3 players who weren’t in their plans anyway and their cap space jumps from $19.4 million to $40.3 million for 2018 and $95.4 million in 2019. Kam’s replacement is already on the roster in the person of Bradley McDougald, who will be re-signed. Avril’s replacement Frank Clark still has another year on his rookie deal at less than $1 million. Lane has already been supplanted by Justin Coleman. Thanks for him Patriots.

    So they will have $40.3 million in cap space to spend. Doing extensions for Duane Brown and Earl Thomas would clear up another $5-7 million. And that’s WITH Sherman on the roster.

    So Sherman isn’t going anywhere. They’ll get him healthy, milk his contract year out of him, and decide on an extension in 2019.

    But keep wishing.

  5. He may have a couple years left, but the tire tread is getting bare. Then again, he was the best CB in football for several years, and while he was a loudmouth, he sure could back it up. He has been fun to watch — and sports hate.

  6. seahawkboymike says:
    January 3, 2018 at 11:26 am
    The Seahawks won’t cut Sherman for two reasons: 1) He’s still the best corner in football by a wide margin

    Hahahaha this made my morning!

  7. I remember seahawks fans saying they were better than the Patriots oh how funny that is. Pats continue winning titles and the Ped hawks are finished

  8. same group of folks on every single Hawks story – with the same tired comments (one year dynasty, window shut, blah, blah). will take a break from not responding to point out this year’s Hawks team still beat the Rams in LA, and the Eagles when they were rolling and Wentz was healthy. Won 9 games, and should’ve won 1-2 more. They’ve got holes to fill, but show me a team that doesn’t.

    I think Sherman will be back and be solid – he gets by more or smarts/size than on other parts of his game. More bummed about Kam’s likely retirement, he’s a loss.

  9. seahawkboymike says:
    January 3, 2018 at 11:26 am
    The Seahawks won’t cut Sherman for two reasons: 1) He’s still the best corner in football by a wide margin, and 2) They don’t need to.

    Right now, the Seahawks have $19.4 million in cap space for 2018 & $81.4 million for 2019. They can cut Jeremey Lane, who is not in their plans for next year anyway, and gain $6 million more in cap space. They can then cut Kam Chancellor, who’s as good as done, as a June-1 cut and save an additional $7.3 million. They can then cut Cliff Avril, who’s also done playing football, and save $7.5 million more.

    So they can cut 3 players who weren’t in their plans anyway and their cap space jumps from $19.4 million to $40.3 million for 2018 and $95.4 million in 2019. Kam’s replacement is already on the roster in the person of Bradley McDougald, who will be re-signed. Avril’s replacement Frank Clark still has another year on his rookie deal at less than $1 million. Lane has already been supplanted by Justin Coleman. Thanks for him Patriots.

    So they will have $40.3 million in cap space to spend. Doing extensions for Duane Brown and Earl Thomas would clear up another $5-7 million. And that’s WITH Sherman on the roster.

    So Sherman isn’t going anywhere. They’ll get him healthy, milk his contract year out of him, and decide on an extension in 2019.

    But keep wishing.
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    Best CB in the NFL by a wide margin? You are absolutely high, he isnt even the best CB in that division . Arizona’s All-Pro elite CB Patrick Peterson is the best cover CB in the NFL and far ahead of Sherman at this point by a wide margin, and leads Sherman in just about every signifcant catecogry over the last few seasons including coverage snaps per reception allowed, with Peterson allowing just 1 reception for ever 22 coverage snaps last seasons. Sherman only has 4X Pro Bowl Honors, Peterson is the first defensive player in NFL History to earn 7 Pro Bowl Honors before his 28 birthday, has made it every year of his NFL Career and is a 4x all-pro. Peterson also doesnt get to cover #2 WRs more than 50% of the time like Sherman, Peterson covers the opponents #1WR on 96.9% of his career NFL snaps, covering elite WR’s week in and week out yet he still dominates the comp playing at an elite level. To say Sherman, a CB who has been starting to decline for 2 years now and was losing speed before his achilles is the best CB in the NFL is just plain flatout laughable. Right now I would take Patrick Peterson, Marcus Peters, Marcus Lattimore and a handful of others other Sherman. Sherman’s glory days are over. He will be released this off-season, SEA is getting rid of all their aging big money defensive players, watch.

  10. SEA has no cap space and needs to rebuild their defense, word is spreading fast they will be releasing several aging players to free-up space. They literally just signed Kam Chancellor to a 3yr extension with a ton of GT’d money, so he won’t retire he will make them put him on long-term IR and pay him his GT’d money, essentially retiring but won’t save SEA a dime. SEA will be getting rid of Avril, Bennett at 33 has said he knows he won’t be back, they won’t be able to afford Sheldon Richardson who they just traded a 2nd round pick for, he’s gone. 2017 2nd round pick Malik McDowell is a huge bust who was a wasted pick, he will never suit up in SEA. Sherman has been slowly starting to decline now for a few years & thanks to a torn Achilles he will never reach an elite level again, he won’t be back SEA will cut him to save the space. They could even move on from Earl Thomas though he is the one guy who has a solid chance of returning, the rest are all gone. Offensively SEA is in horrible shape as well, the O-Line is an absolute mess and one of the NFL’s worst units & they traded a 3rd n 5th round pick for Duane Brown, who will be 34. Both starting Tight-Ends Jimmy Graham and Luke Wilson are expected to be released, though being Wilson is cheap he could be back. WR Paul Richardson hits free agency and will command top #2 money and likely won’t be back. SEA is basically rebuilding their roster this off-season, except they have extremely limited cap space and no draft picks, having traded their 2nd/3rd and 5th round picks.

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