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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
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The Ringer's Michael Lombardi reports the Seahawks are "open" to trading Richard Sherman.
"I hear Seattle really would be open to moving Richard Sherman if the offer was serious," were Lombardi's exact words. It's the first we've heard of the possibility, though Sherman is coming off a season where he struggled with an ankle injury and clashed with coaches. He turns 29 later this month. Sherman is due a combined $22.431 million over the next two seasons. It's extremely unlikely he's playing anywhere other than Seattle come Week 1. Mar 16 - 8:39 PM

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NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports the Seahawks have escaped with merely a warning for failing to list Richard Sherman's MCL issue on the injury report.

Per Garofolo, the league was lenient because it deemed the violation a "misinterpretation of rules." The Seahawks claimed they believed they didn't have to list Sherman since he was practicing in full. As one of the league's preeminent boundary pushers, along with New England and Baltimore, that explanation is a little hard to believe.
Feb 14 - 1:45 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks won't be penalized heavily if at all for not reporting Richard Sherman's MCL injury.

A report surfaced last month that failing to report Sherman's injury could cost Seattle a high draft pick, but that would have been a pretty extreme reaction to a relatively minor infraction. After reviewing the Seahawks' injury materials, it became clear to the league that the Sherman mishap was "not an egregious rule violation." If anything, the Seahawks will get a slap on the wrist.
Feb 5 - 9:13 AM

Richard Sherman downplayed the severity of his MCL injury.

"It wasn't that serious, so there's nothing to address," he said. Sherman also said he'd be surprised if the league punished the Seahawks for not disclosing his injury. "There's been a number of teams that have been warned so we'll see what happens," said Sherman. 2016 was a relatively down year by Sherman's standards, but he still earned PFF's 10th-highest grade out of 120 qualifiers at cornerback.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 1:55 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Seahawks could be docked a second-round pick for failing to disclose Richard Sherman's MCL injury.

Yikes. Coach Pete Carroll has to be regretting trying to explain away Sherman's (slightly) down 2016 right about now. What the Seahawks did is blatantly against the rules, but a second-rounder would be an extraordinarily severe punishment. The Seahawks are no strangers to pushing boundaries, but there's not a team in the league that doesn't play injury report games. The Seahawks are already missing a 2017 fifth-rounder for illegal offseason practice activity.
Jan 19 - 1:15 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he had a "big meeting" with Richard Sherman after the season and discussed his numerous outbursts.

"Probably the biggest regret is that we showed some bad expressions and stuff on the sidelines," Carroll said. "I had a big meeting with Richard going out, and he has some regrets about this season. It was a difficult year for him. The media thing was a big deal and all that." Sherman went after DC Kris Richard on the sideline in October, then called out OC Darrell Bevell in-game and post-game in Week 15. He also had a verbal exchange with a reporter late in the season. Sherman's antics have grown tired, but the Seahawks seem willing to put up with him for at least another year. Sherman is still playing at an elite level and only turns 29 in March.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 18 - 8:37 AM

Speaking Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed Richard Sherman played through a "significant" MCL injury in the second half of the season.

Carroll said the injury "weighed on" Sherman mentally. Carroll might have been trying to explain away a season that was solid, but not quite up to Sherman's recent standards. Sherman's knee never showed up on the injury report, so the boundary-pushing Seahawks could be hearing from the league. Carroll did confirm Sherman won't need surgery. Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Sherman has played through a number of injuries in recent years, but never missed a game. He should have at least one more elite season left in the tank.
Jan 16 - 1:21 PM

Richard Sherman got into a shouting match with OC Darrell Bevell in the third quarter of Thursday night's win over the Rams because the Seahawks called a pass play from the one-yard line.

"I'm upset about us throwing from the 1," Sherman said. "I'd rather do what most teams would do, making a conscientious decision to run the ball." Calling out coaches through the media is never going to sit well, especially after a 21-point win, but this isn't the first time Sherman has thrown a sideline tantrum this season. After the game, coach Pete Carroll tried talking with Sherman in the locker room but it allegedly didn't go very well. It's fair to wonder if the Seahawks could be getting tired of Sherman's antics. He has two years left on his contract.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:28:00 AM

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday.

The Seahawks were probably just giving him a breather but it's something to watch for throughout the week. Sherman is tied for fourth in the league with four interceptions.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:43:00 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

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