Sherman Trade Talks Have Occurred — Seahawks GM

Henrietta Brewer
April 5, 2017

"What you've seen lately in the news is real", Schneider said Wednesday in a talk with 710 ESPN's "Brock and Salt" radio show. "On both sides", Schneider said. It's just open communication. We know what's going on. We know what's going on. Again, I don't know if anything happens here. "But at least we've opened that door, gone down the road and seen what's behind Door A or Door B", Schneider said. Their son, Ben, has autism. Nevertheless, he said last week that he'd understand if Seattle wanted to go in a different direction after a season in which Sherman had a few in-game confrontations with both his teammates and coaches. "Butler has until April 21 to sign his restricted tender to yield a trade, so there's time for that to unfold before the Seahawks potentially pull the trigger on a Sherman trade".

Pete Carroll and John Schneider have had chances to end Richard Sherman trade speculation and haven't. They could trade him now for draft picks, then work out a deal to have Sherman replace him in the secondary.

When asked about the Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman current situation during their discussion with "Brock and Salk", Schneider was again transparent on the business, just as he and the franchise head coach Pete Carroll were at the National Football League owners' meetings last week when they acknowledged that the franchise have listened to other teams interested in landing the cornerback. "People find things out, and we're not going to lie to each other". It's going to be all laid out.

"I can't see him leaving", Michael Bennett said Saturday during an interview on ESPN's SportCenter. We have open lines of communication between our coaching staff and our player personnel staff. "There's a lot going on there". He's made four consecutive Pro Bowls and is a four-time All-Pro. And that's apparently about it. They're just listening to offers. I don't see anything happening at all. If the Seahawks think they can land a cheaper version of the next Richard Sherman now, why keep the real Richard Sherman, especially when they might be able to flip him for the chip that might help them land his replacement? So, check that: Sherman is still a cornerstone of the Seahawks' sustained success. They want 2017 to be far less tumultuous for and from their megastar than 2016 was. The coach and GM who champion individuality and personality with his players - remember this, from Christmastime? - are fine with that colorful side of Sherman. The question is how many are willing to give up what Seattle wants in a deal. No feuding with the local media. Bill Belichick likes to have cornerbacks with size that can get up and play at the line of scrimmage effectively. On Wednesday, Schneider admitted that the team is considering offers for Sherman and that the player is well aware of this. All $11,431,000 of his base pay for this year is guaranteed. His dead money against Seattle's salary cap, should he no longer be on its roster, goes from $15.8 million this year to just $2.2 million in 2018. The franchise star's play has been on the decline a bit, which makes his inflated contract a bit of a problem for the Seahawks.

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