Report: Seahawks expected to release Richard Sherman on Friday

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The Seahawks are expected to release cornerback Richard Sherman on Friday “barring something happening that’s not expected,” Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

That follows Mike Silver’s NFL Network report from Wednesday that Seattle would cut Sherman “in the next couple of days.”

The Seahawks will save $11 million against their cap with Sherman’s release. He is scheduled to count $13.2 million against the cap.

Sherman, though, still could return to Seattle for a lesser salary if he doesn’t land a big deal elsewhere.

Sherman, who will turn 30 this month, has had surgery on both Achilles, making his free agent market interesting.

58 responses to “Report: Seahawks expected to release Richard Sherman on Friday

  1. Good luck to him. Since he came into the league he’s had more INT’s, and passes defensed than anyone else. Too bad he chose not to restructure his deal. But then again, it may be a blessing in disguise, with his injury and age. So who really knows.

  2. He likes being apart of the best defense in football. That means he’ll sign with the Vikings.

  3. The way his teammates had to rally around him every time he threw a tantrum was pathetic. He carries himself like an intellectual in interviews and behaves like a spoiled baby on the field. Him and deangelo and pacman should form a new legion of gloom in Vinny Mac’s new league

  4. SEE!!!!! This is what happens when a teams PAYS their QB!!!!! Little by little after they see they can’t win with those overvalued QB contracts today, they get caught up in salary cap hell! And then they end up dismantling what they have built-rather quickly and start over again from scratch. When will the teams stop ignoring the Patriots absolutely most brilliant accomplishment!!! Convincing Tom Brady to take an under market deal year after year, while people who have accomplished absolutely nothing become the next highest paid Qb and player in the league and somehow think that is good for winning a SB. There just is no proof in this post new rookie contract age!

    Russell, take a salary cut that equals Brady and you will soon be back at the dance!!!

  5. The 12s will miss you Sherm. Thanks for punching the ticket to SB 48 with the famous “nope” play on Crabtree. Paved the way for the Seahawks 1st lomabrdi. Best of luck!

  6. flakeybiscuits says:
    March 8, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    how quickly things change in the NFL
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    Tell me about it.

    Signed, Rams fan

  7. At his salary there’s no way they shouldn’t release him, coming off two surgeries.
    The question is: Who will sign him at the level he thinks he’s worth coming off two surgeries?
    He’s a loudmouth and probably a divisive influence on a locker room. Are his skills still able to offset that?
    He needs an agent.

  8. this is why you dont play on an achilles that you know is going to give out. business doesnt care too much about loyalty

  9. I hope he fails wherever he goes. Hopefully he’ll disappear and never been seen nor heard from again.

  10. hope they know what they’re doing. it’s a real bummer as a hawks fan.

    He’s 29 yrs old btw.

  11. Dude was a total stud, and not a wallflower.
    Rightly called out Brady and others who are tools.
    Hope he ends up commenting/analyst. Better than Teddy Homer Bruschi.

  12. This is life in the NFL when contracts are not guaranteed. The only real guarantee is the up front money and the first year. It is not a bad system as long as the players understand they are only as valuable as their last season, injury, effects of age.

  13. Seattle letting him go Friday so he can get a jump on free agency. Seattle is doing it because they respect the relationship they had with him. his skill set was never speed so he should be able to still play at a high level for another 3-5 years.

  14. Thought you couldn’t release player coming off injury without an injury settlement. He has to pass a physical or they need to keep him.

  15. Famous “nope” play to Crabtree? Lol, anyone who knows football will forever remember that as a bad play-call, not anything special that Sherman did.

  16. If it’s true he refuses to restructure his deal, that would explain everything.

    How can leader of your team not restructure? Team leaders do it all over the league. It sucks but you still get your money (albeit later) and you help the team. Puzzling.

    He must really hate Russell Wilson.

  17. This is Jerry’s type of player. A diva cornerback. And he’s actually needed. He’ll have a star on his helmet.

  18. We can sit here and type all we want but the fact is Sherm will get paid with some other team bottom line. He’s a good DB and some of theses teams who secondary’s are trash you may need to look at him, just please not the Rams.

  19. Between him and Bennett I’m not sure who acts more like a child. Bennett is a pathological liar and Sherman has a tantrum on the sidelines. The team finally canceled Rugrats after one too many seasons.

  20. Owes his entire career to Earl Thomas and now he is old enough that even Thomas can’t cover up his mistakes.

  21. How soon before we hear this pretentious loud mouth multi millionaire complain that the system that made him a multi millionaire is unjust?

  22. Bennett and Sherman, both cancers. It’s about time they clean it up.
    Seattle needs more Steve Largent type players.

  23. sandersmarcus10 says:
    March 9, 2018 at 8:15 am
    We can sit here and type all we want but the fact is Sherm will get paid with some other team bottom line. He’s a good DB and some of theses teams who secondary’s are trash you may need to look at him, just please not the Rams.

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    After Achilles surgeries teams will want to see him run and cut before they pay him. But you are correct, “if” he looks good in drills then a team will undoubtedly pick him up.

  24. One year deal with the Pats for a song, then he’ll hit the market with another Super Bowl title.

  25. firerogergoodell says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    He likes being apart of the best defense in football. That means he’ll sign with the Vikings.

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    That defense sure looked great in the NFC Championship…..

  26. firerogergoodell says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    He likes being apart of the best defense in football. That means he’ll sign with the Vikings.

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    Why do you think thats a good defense? They rack up a few regular season heroics and some stats. But the past two years after all kinds of talk up they have melted at the end. And no matter how well a defense performs in the off season, preseason, or early regular sason, if they cant close the deal at the end of the season then none of it matters. The final total at the end does not add up to being a good defense.

  27. Edward Halverson says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    flakeybiscuits says:
    March 8, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    how quickly things change in the NFL
    ========================================

    Tell me about it.

    Signed, Rams fan

    53 22 Rate This

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    The Rams have fans?

  28. Wellman says:
    March 9, 2018 at 9:58 am
    firerogergoodell says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    He likes being apart of the best defense in football. That means he’ll sign with the Vikings.

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    Why do you think thats a good defense? They rack up a few regular season heroics and some stats. But the past two years after all kinds of talk up they have melted at the end. And no matter how well a defense performs in the off season, preseason, or early regular sason, if they cant close the deal at the end of the season then none of it matters. The final total at the end does not add up to being a good defense

    ///////////////////;

    Our deepest apologies wellman, the pats have the best defense, in fact the pat defense is the goat.

  29. jjackwagon says:
    Owes his entire career to Earl Thomas and now he is old enough that even Thomas can’t cover up his mistakes.
    ———————————————-
    It’s exactly the opposite. Because of Sherman’s complete dominance and shut down of his side of the field, Thomas was able to roam free and make plays in other parts of the field. Most of Thomas’ big plays are made on the right side of the field, because he never has to worry about helping Sherman out. Seahawks will miss that dominance.

  30. SEE!!!!! This is what happens when a teams PAYS their QB!!!!!
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    No, this is what happens when you lose on your investments (Graham, Harvin, Lane.. half-a-dozen bust lineman)and draft poorly (2014-present)

    Russ 2018 cap number – $23,000,000
    Brady 2018 cap number – $22,000,000

    But hey, stick with the myth that Tom Brady plays for free if that works for you.

  31. Owes his entire career to Earl Thomas and now he is old enough that even Thomas can’t cover up his mistakes.
    =====

    Yes, I’m sure one can be a 3x All-Pro riding the back of another star player………………..

  32. “SEE!!!!! This is what happens when a teams PAYS their QB!!!!! ”
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    More like what happens when you pay DBs like they’re elite when they’re not any more. He got signed to this big contract before the 2015 season and prior to that had averaged 6 INTs and about 150 tackles a year. Since this deal he’s averaged 2.6 and like 130. They managed to sign him to the big contract EXACTLY as his best years ended. Elite CBs don’t stay that way for long.

  33. seahawkboymike says:
    March 9, 2018 at 10:31 am
    jjackwagon says:
    Owes his entire career to Earl Thomas and now he is old enough that even Thomas can’t cover up his mistakes.
    ———————————————-
    It’s exactly the opposite. Because of Sherman’s complete dominance and shut down of his side of the field, Thomas was able to roam free and make plays in other parts of the field. Most of Thomas’ big plays are made on the right side of the field, because he never has to worry about helping Sherman out.
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    Or Thomas’s ability to roam the field and cover up Sherman’s mistakes. Which , in turn. allowed those mistakes to never be seen. Giving the uneducated the illusion that Sherman is some sort of dominating player. It really sounds like we are talking about the same thing.
    BTW look at how Sherman performed in games when Thomas was out and get back to me.

  34. Loved the comment about Pats D being the GOAT. In fact, the Webster dictionary has created the word in their new edition. It doesn’t have the word written, just a picture of Brady in the space after the actual word “goat” is placed.

  35. Loved the comment about Pats D being the GOAT.
    =====

    They love their fairy tales, don’t they.

    GOAT this, GOAT that
    There was no deflator
    There were no video tapes
    All their championships are legit

    I wish I could create such a mythical place for myself to reside in.

  36. diehardfootballfan says:
    March 9, 2018 at 9:38 am
    Why do the Patriots fans make every post and article about them??

    1 3 Rate This

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    It is not every article. But good try.

    As for why Patriots fans posted it on this article. Well, Patriots need a cornerback this offseason (hence the almost Talib trade this week).

    Sherman has a lot of respect for Brady. (Look at what shwrman the end of the super bowl 3 years ago)

    Also, Sherman probably wants a one year deal to “prove himself” after a huge injury. So why not go to one of the brightest football minds to put you in the best position to succeed at a one year deal. Maybe win a ring and set yourself up for riches in 2019.

    Just as Revis did and Akeem Aters did after the 2014 Super bowl.

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