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Richard Sherman | Defensive Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Stanford
Contract: view contract details

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Profootballtalk reports "plenty of work" remains in the Seahawks' long-term talks with LCB Richard Sherman.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, "a consensus hasn’t been reached on dollars or terms." This doesn't necessarily run contrary to CBS' Tuesday report that the sides have made "considerable progress." The odds are high that Sherman's contract situation is taken care of before Week 1. Apr 22 - 4:14 PM

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks and LCB Richard Sherman "have made considerable progress" on a long-term deal that will make Sherman the highest-paid corner in the NFL.

The sides are "hopeful" the deal will be completed by the draft, and it's expected to be worth north of $13 million annually. Darrelle Revis is currently the top-paid corner in the league at $12 million for 2014. Aqib Talib sets the bar in terms of guaranteed money with $26 million. Sherman should shatter that. The 2011 fifth-rounder just turned 26 last month and is entering the final year of his deal.
Apr 22 - 11:49 AM

Profootballtalk reports the Seahawks and LCB Richard Sherman have yet to engage in contract extension talks.

Sherman, a fifth-round pick in 2011, became eligible for a new deal on December 29 when his third regular season in the league came to a close. He has one year left on his rookie deal at $1.389 million. Negotiations are expected to take place this spring. It would be surprising if an agreement isn't reached. Sherman could angle to become the highest-paid cornerback in the league.
Feb 12 - 1:50 PM

Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman would have missed a few weeks if he sustained his ankle sprain during the season.

Sherman was diagnosed with a second-degree high ankle sprain following the Super Bowl, but will be healed in plenty of time for OTAs. Pro Football Focus' No. 6 corner figures to be angling for a contract extension this offseason. Sherman is set to make just $1.389 million in 2014, the final year of his rookie deal.
Feb 6 - 8:26 AM

Following Sunday's Super Bowl 48 win, Richard Sherman said he was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

Sherman was carted to the locker room in the fourth quarter and didn't return. Luckily for the Seahawks, they didn't need their star corner late, cruising to a 43-8 win. Sherman said X-rays were negative as he celebrated on crutches and in a walking boot, but an MRI will determine the exact severity. Either way, he'll likely be ready for most of the offseason program as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Sherman is scheduled to make just $1.389 million.
Feb 3 - 8:12 AM

Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman was carted off the field with a right ankle injury in Super Bowl 48.

The injury didn't appear particularly serious on the field, but Sherman was limping around for much of the second half. We suspect he'll be alright. Sherman put clamps on Eric Decker in the Super Bowl, holding him to one catch for six yards before exiting midway through the fourth frame.
Feb 2 - 9:41 PM

Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman has apologized for his comments following Sunday's NFC Championship Game victory.

"I apologize for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates," Sherman told ESPN's Ed Werder. "That was not my intent." Notice, Sherman didn't take back anything he said about Michael Crabtree. Although Sherman's on-field confrontation of Crabtree was a bit much, his post-game tirade was the kind of unscripted moment that's been sorely lacking in the Belichick-era NFL. Expect to see the brutally-honest Sherman all over your television set between now and Super Bowl XLVIII.
Jan 20 - 5:35 PM

Richard Sherman's brother says Michael Crabtree tried to start a fight with Sherman during a charity event last summer.

The 49ers threw at Sherman twice on Sunday, once being the memorable play that saw the All-Pro corner break up a potential game-winning pass intended for Crabtree with 22 seconds remaining. After that, things got ugly. Sherman drew a penalty flag for giving the choke sign to Crabtree and called the receiver mediocre in various post-game rants. The antics have become standard for Sherman, but apparently there's some personal history here dating back to Larry Fitzgerald's charity event. After that offseason dust-up, Sherman vowed to "make a play and embarrass him."
Jan 20 - 11:09 AM

Richard Sherman said he asked coach Pete Carroll to shadow Anquan Boldin in Sunday night's Week 2 win over the Niners.

The Seahawks normally just play sides with their corners. But with Brandon Browner (hamstring) sidelined, Sherman took on the challenge of stopping Boldin and humiliated the veteran. Boldin finished with just one catch for seven yards on four targets. Sherman, a first-team All-Pro last season, is clearly the most dominant cover corner in the league this side of Darrelle Revis. Cecil Shorts and all Jaguars will be hands-off fantasy plays in Week 3.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Updating a previous item, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman won his four-game PED suspension appeal.

Sherman originally tweeted out the news saying, "Thank you NFL for upholding the truth... I won." Schefter and multiple national writers have also confirmed the news, along with the NFL Players Association. Sherman hasn't denied that he tested positive for amphetamines, but he has indeed won the appeal based on the "specimen collector screwed up" argument. Any way you slice it, it's huge news for Seattle. RCB Brandon Browner will serve the final game of his four-game ban in Week 17 before the shutdown duo will be back on the field together for the first round of the NFL playoffs.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 01:10:00 PM

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman tweeted Thursday that he won an appeal of his four-game suspension.

Sherman, who was snubbed from the Pro Bowl team, argued that the cup used for his urine specimen was contaminated because it was "leaking." The NFL apparently agreed that the "chain of custody" was broken and the positive test for Adderall was invalid. It's massive news for the Seahawks, who will now have their elite corner duo available for the playoffs as Brandon Browner's four-game suspension will be up after Week 17.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:18:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the decision on Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman's four-game PEDs suspension appeal is expected to be announced Thursday.

Per Schefter, Sherman is arguing that his urine specimen was contaminated while being collected for drug testing. Sherman claims the cup was "leaking," which led to the collector placing a second cup underneath it to capture the leakage. Sherman's argument hinges on the "chain of custody" being broken due to the fact that the second cup's "seal had already been broken," and the urine was contaminated. "It should go well," Sherman said confidently. "There was a chain of custody mistake. There were mistakes made by the tester." Sherman tested positive for Adderall.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 03:29:00 PM

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that it's "safe to say" Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman will play Sunday night against the 49ers.

Sherman had his four-game suspension appeal heard on Friday, but a decision isn't expected until early next week. If he were not eligible to play in Week 16, Seattle would have likely been notified on Saturday. With Sherman suiting up, yards will be hard to come by for Michael Crabtree.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 10:55:00 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects LCB Richard Sherman to play against the 49ers as he awaits the appeal result of his four-game suspension.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported earlier in the day that Sherman's appeal is unlikely to be decided before early next week, so there's every reason to believe Sherman will suit up for Sunday's mammoth division tilt. It's bad news for Michael Crabtree.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 05:11:00 PM

The Seahawks do not expect a ruling on LCB Richard Sherman's four-game suspension appeal until next week.

Sherman will miss two consecutive practices to travel to New York for Friday's appeal hearing. The NFL usually lets teams know early in the week whether a player will be available for Sunday's game. If Sherman's suspension is not overturned, it will likely kick in Week 17.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 09:45:00 AM