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Richard Sherman | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Stanford
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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. May 26 - 4:14 PM

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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.
Apr 19 - 9:38 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.
Feb 9 - 5:53 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 3 - 4:41 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.
Feb 2 - 1:52 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 2 - 12:43 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.
Jan 30 - 6:40 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.
Jan 27 - 7:21 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.
Jan 22 - 7:24 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.
Jan 21 - 5:03 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.
Jan 19 - 3:34 PM

Richard Sherman will have an MRI on elbow Monday.

Sherman played the final quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship Game with one arm. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the fear is he suffered ulnar nerve damage. Regardless, we'd be absolutely shocked if Sherman wasn't out there shutting down the Patriots' outside receivers in the Super Bowl -- he has two weeks to get right.
Jan 18 - 11:58 PM

Richard Sherman (elbow) insists he'll be fine for Super Bowl XLIX.

In the midst of an(other) excellent game, Sherman hurt his left elbow in the second half of Sunday's win over the Packers, appearing unable to lift his arm over his head. He never left the game, however, and has vowed to be ready in two weeks. The best corner in the game picked off Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter Sunday.
Jan 18 - 8:13 PM

Richard Sherman will be on the cover of "Madden NFL 15."

Sherman becomes the third defensive player to make the cover, joining Ray Lewis (2005) and Troy Polamalu (2010). He's also the second Seahawk to have the honor, behind Shaun Alexander (2007). The alleged Madden "Curse," which is typically a simple case of natural regression, has been debunked in recent years. Adrian Peterson had a solid campaign last year, and Calvin Johnson blew up for a 122-1,964-5 line when he was on the cover in 2012.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Seahawks signed LCB Richard Sherman to a four-year, $57.4 million contract extension through the 2018 season.

The deal includes a whopping $40 million guaranteed, blowing the $26 million guaranteed Aqib Talib got from the Broncos to set the new cornerback record out of the water. His $14.35 million annual average on the extension is also the new high-water mark among corners on multi-year deals, besting Brandon Carr's $10.02 million. Sherman has one year left on his rookie deal at $1.389 million for 2014 before the extension kicks in. He'll hit the open market as a 31-year-old. With Sherman's deal out of the way, the Browns and Cardinals can get to working on new deals for Joe Haden and Patrick Peterson, respectively.
Wed, May 7, 2014 01:48:00 PM

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