Teammates tweet out an apparent goodbye to Richard Sherman

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The Seahawks dangled cornerback Richard Sherman on the trade block last year, but nothing happened.

It appears something may have.

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane just tweeted out what looks like a goodbye to Sherman, saying: “That text message got my heart hurting … damn 25 was my Dawg #WhatsNext.”

Of course, 25 is Sherman’s jersey number. Safety Kam Chancellor is also sending his regards to Sherman on social media. Unless the Seahawks are engaged in an elaborate plot to mess with all of us, it appears something is up.

Sherman’s recovering from a torn Achilles last season and had a procedure on the other one recently, and there was uncertainty about his status anyway. Sherman was due to make $11 million this year, the final year of his contract.

In addition to a coaching staff overhaul, they also appear close to parting ways with defensive end Michael Bennett.

But Sherman as much as any member of that roster created the persona of the defense that was one of the NFC’s best in recent years.

45 responses to “Teammates tweet out an apparent goodbye to Richard Sherman

  1. The Seahawks are in rebuild mode. Sounds like they convinced someone to take the mouth that roared off of their hands.

  2. Hope this is not true. Would rather he come back for at least one more season with possible late season trade after he shows he is healthy and still elite. Won’t get much for him right now, I suspect.

  3. They most likely cut him, they are in full defensive rebuild so need that cap space! only type of pick youll get for him at this point would be a conditional late rounder.

  4. Even if he loses a half step due to the achilles (hopefully not), Richard Sherman is such a technician of the position he will be able to compensate. He will make some defense better next year.

  5. I get that it’s human nature, but I’m always amused when fans trash an admittedly obnoxious, but also very good player from another team — right up until the moment he becomes available, then it’s “come play for my team.”
    Regardless of Richard Sherman’s positives or negatives, history shows very few players who suffer an Achilles tear ever return to their previous level of play, and many don’t last long after their return. That’s particularly true of a cornerback, where the demands of the position are especially rough on that area of the body.
    Sherman may have been traded or released. After an additional “procedure,” he may also have found out that a return is not in his best interests medically.
    Stay tuned.

  6. kamthechancellor says:
    March 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    No one wants to troll this post yet for fear he’s now on their team. Best corner since #21…respect Sherman, loved you in blue and green. Good luck.
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    Laughed so hard at this. Exactly right!

  7. .
    Coming off a serious injury, Sherman might be interested in a one year deal with a high profile team like the Patriots. He could prove that he is back from injury and enter free agency again next year.
    .

  8. Seattle built that dominant defense with a QB on his rookie deal. As soon as you pay your QB, you can’t afford all of the pieces around him. happened in NO when Brees demanded to be highest paid player after their SB, couldn’t afford to put pieces around him or have a defense and they lost. winning season last season cause they had newly drafted (read: cheap) players contribute. Seattle has way to many “stars” on defense to be able to afford to pay them all. QB’s make way too much money proportionately to cap and it is only getting worse.
    Everybody wants a franchise QB on their team but as soon as they have to pay one they can’t afford to put weapons around him or pay to have a strong defense.

  9. He has express interest in NE many times. If he isn’t looking for a large contract that’s where he will land.

  10. So long to the Mouth that Roared. Good riddance, watching Sherman cry and having to watch his childish tantrums rendered the SeaHawks unwatchable.

    Legion of Boom? More like the Legion of Gloom. Seahawks are now on the Pete Carroll express train to oblivion.

  11. he’s on the decline and also coming off a bad injury. top corners have a 5 year shelf in the NFL. After 5 years, they fall off the cliff. Example: Revis.

  12. 4gone says:
    March 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    Seattle built that dominant defense with a QB on his rookie deal. As soon as you pay your QB, you can’t afford all of the pieces around him. happened in NO when Brees demanded to be highest paid player after their SB, couldn’t afford to put pieces around him or have a defense and they lost. winning season last season cause they had newly drafted (read: cheap) players contribute. Seattle has way to many “stars” on defense to be able to afford to pay them all. QB’s make way too much money proportionately to cap and it is only getting worse.
    Everybody wants a franchise QB on their team but as soon as they have to pay one they can’t afford to put weapons around him or pay to have a strong defense.
    ………………………………………
    N.O. Mismanaged and completely botched their cap. Bad example

  13. I can’t see NE putting up with his tantrums on the sidelines. He’s going to probably go to a team that signs petulant players. The most likely candidates are the Bungles and Cowgirls.

  14. Either Raiders or 49ers…he is a California boy. Gruden would love to have his swagger.

  15. Never underestimate the power of Pete Carroll to throw his players under the bus first chance he gets.

  16. He’ll be playing as soon as he’s healed. He’ll be a first ballot Hall of Famer for his years in the Legion of Boom. The Seahawks will miss him, but it’s time to rebuild. The O-Line and the running game need some serious work. Losing a few big names will free up money for some veteran help.

  17. At their peak that Seattle D was the best I have seen since the Chicago D of 1985, and just like Chicago they couldn’t keep it together.

    I would love to see him in New England.

  18. Two bad wheels and a mouth that is not worth the trouble. Best days are well in the rear view at this point. No brainer to move on and rebuild.

  19. I’m a Bucs fan so I really want him on my team. At this point anything is an upgrade at CB, even a guy who’s nursing a torn Achilles and more than likely is exiting his prime.

  20. A mouth that isn’t worth the trouble. The only thing Sherman has ever done “wrong” is believe in himself and have the confidence to express it while backing it up year-after-year. Not sure if any of you guys have ever played football, but playing cornerback is a one-on-one position. If you don’t have brash confidence and an ego that allows you to bounce back quickly, you’ll never make it in the NFL.

  21. youngnoizecom says:

    A mouth that isn’t worth the trouble. The only thing Sherman has ever done “wrong” is believe in himself and have the confidence to express it while backing it up year-after-year. Not sure if any of you guys have ever played football, but playing cornerback is a one-on-one position. If you don’t have brash confidence and an ego that allows you to bounce back quickly, you’ll never make it in the NFL

    You make a valid point but that has nothing to do with his tantrums on the sidelines and yelling at the offensive coordinator. How many players have ever done that? None that I know of and it has nothing to do with his confidence at CB. Whether or not anyone has played football it’s hard to miss Sherman’s antics on the sidelines.

  22. I would have had no problem putting up with his loud mouth given his performance; however, I’m not sure that loud mouth is going to be able to overcome two Achilles injuries.

  23. A lot of players have thrown tantrums on the sidelines. Brady does it all the time. Coaches and players get into arguments everyday, that’s not akin to Sherman or one player, that’s the reality of an alpha-dog dominated profession. Shoot, at the college level, I’ve seen coaches and players get into physical altercations.

  24. I’d take Sherman on a one year contract. If he is physically sound he would be worth the risk for a one year contract. If he isn’t sound then easy to cut him.

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