Report: Seahawks will release Richard Sherman “in next couple of days”

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The Seahawks obviously would listen to trade offers for Richard Sherman, but it isn’t likely their phone is ringing off the hook.

Considering the cornerback’s $13.2 million cap number and the fact that the Seahawks plan to cut Sherman pretty much guarantees any team interested in Sherman will wait for his release.

That could come sooner than later, with the Seahawks expected to release Sherman “in the next couple of days,” Mike Silver of NFL Media reports.

Seattle, though, has hopes of bringing back Sherman for a lesser salary if he doesn’t land a big deal elsewhere.

Sherman’s market will be interesting considering he had surgery on both Achilles. He played only nine games last season before tearing his right Achilles, and coach Pete Carroll said last week Sherman also underwent surgery to clean up his left Achilles.

Silver also reports that the Seahawks will listen to trade offers for safety Earl Thomas, but they are “seeking a lot in return.”

29 responses to “Report: Seahawks will release Richard Sherman “in next couple of days”

  1. “Sherman’s market will be interesting considering he had surgery on both Achilles.”

    Not to mention he’s arguably a malcontent who drastically overestimates his NFL value. …Didn’t Seattle announce that nobody called for him last offseason when he wanted to explore the market?

  2. No trade?
    What happened to the trade?
    I’ll give you a 5th rounder, for an older CB with a big mouth, coming off a major injury.
    He can be just like Darrell Revis.

  3. Considering the cornerback’s $13.2 million cap number and the fact that the Seahawks plan to cut Sherman pretty much guarantees any team interested in Sherman will wait for his release.
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    Why would a team like the Browns or Vikings, who have a ton of cap room, wait until Sherman hits the open market and can sign with anyone?

  4. Seahawks blowing it up.

    Can we get Russell Wilson on the trade block too?

    Sincerely,

    Cleveland, New York, Denver, Minnesota, Arizona, Buffalo.

  5. If anybody signs this guy I just don’t get it. He’s clearly slowed down. Great in his prime, but look at the tape the last 2 years, people run by him.

    Not a smart sign for anybody unless he comes cheap and plays the slot. He has too big an ego for that.

  6. “If anybody signs this guy I just don’t get it. He’s clearly slowed down. Great in his prime, but look at the tape the last 2 years, people run by him.”

    just not the case. he gets outquicked by the fast little guys – but his size makes going over the top on him as tough as against any DB in the league. Of course, that’s all pre-Achilles . . .

  7. Why would a team like the Browns or Vikings, who have a ton of cap room, wait until Sherman hits the open market and can sign with anyone?
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    Just because teams are under the salary cap, it doesn’t mean it’s free money. An owner still pays these players out of what could be profit. Here’s how it works – an owner hires a GM and that GM is supposed to make good decisions, win and spend the owner’s money wisely. You know Sherman won’t get anywhere near 13 million on the open market and you do know that draft picks have value, right? Remember the guy in Cleveland that picked up Brock Osweiler for 16 mill because the team had plenty of money? He’s unemployed.

  8. Not sure if he’s willing, but Sherman should move to safety. Obviously he’s gonna lose a step but he’ll still have his awareness and instincts and he’s good at finding the ball. He’ll have to do it for a lot less money though.

  9. The Seahawks have come to the conclusion that they have bulk of their money tied up in a defense that cannot stop Jimmy G and Co so let’s blow it up and build around Russ Wilson and try to keep up with them instead. I anticipate every move in NFC west this offseason will be based on that logic.

  10. This is why you don’t take anything for granted. Everyone thought Seattle was a potential dynasty with that defense and a young, cheap QB. Now they’re blowing it all up. How killer was that interception against New England in the Super Bowl now?

  11. I hope this happens. Hawks will save 2 million in cap space which isn’t much but still….I love me some Sherman even got his jersey but it’s time to thank him for what he was able to do in Seattle and wish him the best. He’s got a loud mouth but pretty much backed it up his entire career. I could still see him having success with a team that already has an established D or maybe even New England lol Go Hawks!!!

  12. Wow, and to think this was the most fearsome D in the NFL only a couple years ago. That window sure slammed shut fast.

  13. They need to release him if they hope to have the cap space to sign free agents. They can probably sign a free agent cornerback for less than what they have to pay Richard Charmin. For example, someone like Malcolom Butler or even Trumaine Johnson would probably not be getting $11 million per season.

  14. Did you guys know he’s from Compton, CA.?
    Who cares where hes from or went to college.
    What a loud mouth self absorbed player cant go to Stamford.

  15. Not Earl! I don’t care how much you can get for him. He is one of the keepers, including Wilson, Baldwin, and Wagner. There is no deal worth trading any of them.

  16. Richard Sherman since 2011, NFL Ranks

    Interceptions – 32 Rank 1st
    Passes Defensed 99 Rank 1st
    Comp Pct. Allowed 47.4 Rank 1st
    Passer Rating Allowed 50.9 Rank 1st

    The stats don’t lie. Richard compiled a record no one DB in the NFL has matched. Give him a tip of the cap.

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