Report: Seahawks to cut Richard Sherman today

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It seemed obvious that something was up with Richard Sherman the other day, when he was telling his teammates goodbye.

Now, the inevitable end has come.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks have told the veteran cornerback he would be released today, setting him into the market before the start of the league year next Wednesday.

Even though he’s coming off a torn Achilles and a cleanup surgery to the other one, Sherman should be sought-after commodity, particularly for teams close to contention.

And while the Seahawks defense had already begun to fade, seeing so many big names discarded still pulls a startling curtain on what was one of the league’s top defenses.

49 responses to “Report: Seahawks to cut Richard Sherman today

  1. Should have had at least one more trophy but it was a fun run to watch. One of the all time best defenses doing it when every rule favors offense. Hope to see Sherman end up with a winner.

  2. Every fan that talked bad about Sherman before, will be rooting for their team to sign him soon. And if their team does sign him, he instantly goes from ‘He’s terrible and washed up’, to ‘He’s a top 3 corner in the league’. Then the teams that miss out will say, ‘He’s terrible anyway, we don’t need that headache. He’s only after money’.

  3. Niners and Rams are going to have their way with the Hawks this year. Ugly season ahead for the Hawks.

  4. “Did you know that he’s a Stanford University graduate?”
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    What? No way. What’s next, we’re gonna find out that Matt Patricia was a rocket scientist or something?

  5. So many comments seem to be coming from people who haven’t watched him since like 2014. Pre-2015 he was awesome, averaging 6 INTs and 50 tackles a year. Since then it’s been 2.6 and in the 30s. And he’ll be playing on 2 repaired Achilles. He should be able to help somebody but he won’t be the best corner on any team he joins.

  6. crush22 says:
    March 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    ….and here come the “_______ is on line 1” comments.
    ZZZzzzzzz…….

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    Love that comment – and you were right! And yes….ZZZzzzzz….

    The guy couldn’t pass a physical, they had to cut him. Doesn’t mean he won’t be back in June when he can.

  7. gonna be a tough year for us but every team goes through it. Its time to get younger. We started over about 5 years ago and went to 2 SB’s hopefully we can go to 2 more in the next 5.

  8. Not sure how cutting him while injured works. Seems like a grievance will follow shortly, unless Sherman okay’d this action.

  9. So many comments seem to be coming from people who haven’t watched him since like 2014. Pre-2015 he was awesome, averaging 6 INTs and 50 tackles a year. Since then it’s been 2.6 and in the 30s. And he’ll be playing on 2 repaired Achilles. He should be able to help somebody but he won’t be the best corner on any team he joins.
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    Since 2011

    Leader in INTs
    Leader in passes defensed
    Lowest completion % allowed
    Lowest opponent passer rating.. by a considerable margin

    He’s the best corner of this decade, hands down.

  10. cruzcowboy says:
    March 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I wouldnt want him in Dallas. We have young promising corners who need to play to improve. This guy is a headache and wouldn’t fit in.

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    I hear you. But for me, “promising” is getting really old with this team. They have lots of promise, have for years. Not sure why they can’t put it together.

  11. The Seahawks will be fine if they can fix their offensive line. Make no mistake…the Sea Hawks still have the best QB in the NFC West. Yes, JimmyG looks good. The Rams JaredG looks good to, but neither are a champion. Wilson is a Qb that can put a team on their back.

    The Seahawks should fix their offenseive line. Priority #1. Build on offense, and draft young defense. As long as they have Wilson it’s not a complete rebuild.

  12. patriotsdefense says:

    March 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Welcome to New England

    ______________________

    I can’t see Belichick pursuing a corner who will only play one side of the field. The more willing a guy is to be flexible, the better he likes it. Sherman doesn’t fit that description, and I doubt he could even pass a physical right now.

  13. Yo, Sherman – You mad Bro?

    Recovering from a torn achilles, and an ego as big as his mouth has been cut by the Hawks. No thanks for my team, but SOME team will take a chance on this guy, but at a price that is WELL below what he thinks he is worth. Richard may very well go go ballistic when the offers come in….. Soon to be 30 years of age and very much a step slower, his market is quickly becoming in line with his 5th round draft status. He certainly outplayed his 5th round pick pedigree while in Seattle, but Sherman has question marks, and absolutely isn’t the guy he used to be after injuries.

    Richard is going to have to take what he gets, especially if he plays for New England. Nobody is going to pay him anywhere near the $11 million the Seahawks will save by cutting him.

  14. Sherman’s stats declare him as the best CB since he’s been in the league, 7 years. Those ignoring that fact suggest their from the tin foil hat “fake news” minority group in the face of truth.

    Those suggesting this is not a total rebuild for Seattle, suggesting Russell can carry a team on his back are also in denial. Russell has not progressed or improved beyond his first year. Progressing means reading a defense. He’s not there, and continuing to run him invites injury. Well Seattle isn’t Philly with a staunch defense and a backup QB that would be a starter on any team. Time to simply rebuild and see where the chips fall. And Pete, if you want to run you’re going to have to build an OL – duh!

  15. I’m sure all these Patriots fans who now want him on their team were talking about how he was trash all these years before. Funny isn’t it?

  16. @ kevpft says:

    “But for me, “promising” is getting really old with this team. They have lots of promise, have for years. Not sure why they can’t put it together.”

    No team can win the SB every year, and Dallas would HAVE to win it every year to be above the scrutiny and expectations. The Dallas D played pretty well given all the rookies in the defense in 2017. Those rookies aren’t rookies anymore, and you either improve with experienceor you don’t. Those same players will likely be better next year, and hopefully they will stay healthy. 2 or 3 of those young guys at DB had lingering hamstring issues for several games – you can’t “put it together” if you aren’t on the field.

    BTW, 31 teams don’t put it together every year. The odds are against all teams, including even the Patriots, who are 2-5 overall in the Superbowl, and 0-3 against the NFC East Superbowl opponents the past 10 years. If there was ANY team that was”promising” to win the past 5 Superbowls they played in, it was the Patriots.

  17. Russell has not progressed or improved beyond his first year.
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    He has a 98.8 QB rating, which is 2nd all-time behind Rodgers.

    His best year 2015, 110.1 rating, was his 4th season. (15th best single season in history)

    The talent on offense has declined every year since winning the Super Bowl.

    I don’t think Wilson is in the Rodgers-Brees category, but he’s more than capable of carrying an offense, and he’s not the reason the Seahawks have fallen off.

  18. Russell’s QB ratings are misleading. Russell’s lack of throwing accuracy hurts Seattle’s offense. Comparing Russell to Rodgers is laughable. Only Rodgers and Brady have throwing accuracy. Russell is a one dimensional QB who bails on throwing plays rather than reading a defense. He’s not confident due to his lack of accuracy. Anyone who can’t see that is in homer denial. I’m not. Truth matters. Homerism, equals denial.

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