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Richard Sherman | Defensive Back | #25

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (154) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Seahawks DC Kris Richard hinted Richard Sherman may not shadow Antonio Brown this week.
When asked how he decides if Sherman will shadow, Richard said, "If they’ve got a guy out there that they’re just trying to feature down after down after down, or whether or not they’ve got a bunch of good guys that they’re trying to throw the ball to. Pittsburgh has a bunch of good guys that they’re trying to throw the ball to, so we’ll see." Brown is a bad matchup for Sherman anyway, and the other corners will need help against Martavis Bryant. Pittsburgh's passing game is a sneaky good DFS stack this week. Sat, Nov 28, 2015 10:37:00 AM

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said LCB Richard Sherman will continue to see snaps in the slot.

Almost glued to the left side throughout his career, Sherman played 23 snaps off his normal spot Week 1 against the Rams with the majority of those coming in the slot. "Putting Richard inside it allows him to use all of the savvy and the instincts that he has," Carroll said. "There’s a lot to learn for him in there as well and we’re going to use it as it fits." Sherman should see some time in the slot against Randall Cobb this week.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman played 23 snaps off the left side in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

36 of Sherman's 59 snaps came on his typical left side, but he freelanced more than he has in the past, spending a lot of time in the slot in nickel packages. It could have been game-plan specific to the Rams — who had no true outside threat on Sunday — or an indication the Seahawks are ready to take Sherman off his island. Wherever he plays, Sherman will remain the league's best corner.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Richard Sherman (hip) could have played Friday night.

Sherman returned to practice this week, but the Seahawks decided to play it safe in a meaningless preseason game. He should be good to go for the team's dress rehearsal. Will Blackmon (groin) should also be good to go next week.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 08:54:00 AM

Richard Sherman (elbow) is participating fully in OTAs.

Sherman was initially tabbed for Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, but opted for rest and rehab instead. It appears his recovery has gone according to plan. Heading into his age-27 season, Sherman is the game's best corner.
Tue, May 26, 2015 04:14:00 PM

According to a study done by Football Perspective, Richard Sherman was the least targeted cornerback in the NFL last season.

The ball was thrown in his direction 65 times on 552 passing plays, 25.5 fewer times than the average corner. This confirms Sherman is still the most feared corner in football. Even NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers steered clear of Sherman, avoiding him completely in a Week 1 loss. The Legion of Boom lost Byron Maxwell, but as long as Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor are around, the Seahawks will have one of the league's most impenetrable secondaries.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Richard Sherman will not require surgery on his injured elbow.

Sherman was originally expected to undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, but will opt for rehab instead. Playing through the injury, Sherman made three tackles in Seattle's Super Bowl XLIX loss to New England. Sherman's health should be 100 percent well before 2015 training camp.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is now unsure if LCB Richard Sherman (elbow) requires Tommy John surgery.

It was Carroll who "confirmed" Sherman needed an operation normally reserved for pitchers. "Sherm might not have to have that kind of surgery," Carroll said. "If he was a thrower he would." FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo reports Sherman could end up undergoing a nerve operation similar to the one DeMarcus Ware had last offseason. Ware went under the knife in February, and was healthy by training camp. Whatever operation he chooses, Sherman will be ready for Week 1.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed LCB Richard Sherman will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

Sherman tore his ulnar collateral ligament in the second half of the NFC Championship Game. It's an injury most commonly associated with pitchers. It's not a major concern for someone who doesn't throw for a living, but even for non-pitchers, it can be a lengthy rehab process. Sherman could end up sitting out the Seahawks' entire offseason program before being eased in to training camp. His Week 1 status is not in doubt. Sherman cemented his status as the game's top corner in 2014.
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 01:52:00 PM

Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman played through torn elbow ligaments in Super Bowl XLIX, and will "likely" need offseason surgery.

The surgery would be "Tommy John," best known in baseball lingo. The procedure reconstructs a player's UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) using a tendon from another body part. Sherman played through torn ligaments in his left elbow in addition to ligament damage in his left shoulder. He allowed just one reception in the Seahawks' Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 12:43:00 AM

Richard Sherman (elbow) is listed as probable for Super Bowl XLIX.

Sherman is reportedly dealing with torn ligaments in his elbow, but didn't miss any practice time. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt. Earl Thomas (shoulder) is also listed as probable.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 06:40:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Richard Sherman has torn ligaments in his elbow.

It's the first we've heard of any torn ligaments, but Sherman has continually insisted it's not an issue. Sherman has been practicing in full ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. Per Werder, Sherman is "improving daily," and "finished with treatment." It's possible we'll learn that Sherman is dealing with a more serious injury than he's letting on following SB XLIX.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 07:21:00 PM

Richard Sherman (elbow) is practicing in full ahead of Super Bowl XLIX.

Sherman has already said he'll be ready to go without limitations against the Patriots. Sherman vs. Tom Brady will be one of the game's many subplots. Expect the Pats to try to figure out early just how healthy Sherman really is.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Richard Sherman (elbow) said he shouldn't have any limitations in Super Bowl XLIX.

Sherman played through a sprained elbow in the NFC Championship Game. He doesn't expect to miss practice time or be limited by the injury. Sherman has two weeks to get healthy for the Super Bowl.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Richard Sherman has been diagnosed with a "sprained" left elbow.

The update doesn't tell us much, as "sprained" could mean almost anything in this case. It does confirm Sherman will play through his injury against the Patriots after doing so against the Packers. Although the Pack refused to test Sherman even as he played with one arm, it's a safe bet Bill Belichick's Pats won't be so timid. Sherman's status will be updated again between now and Super Bowl XLIX.
Mon, Jan 19, 2015 03:34:00 PM

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