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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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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. Jun 9 - 9:02 AM

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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.
May 7 - 1:48 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Seahawks and LCB Richard Sherman are "finishing up" a four-year contract extension that will make Sherman the league's highest-paid cornerback.

Via USA Today's Tom Pelissero, the sides aren't very far apart on a "very nice deal." The Seahawks have called for an 11 AM PT press conference, which we would assume is to announce the extension. Sherman expected a deal to get done before or shortly after the draft. The former fifth-round pick out of Stanford should net $10-12 million annually with $25-plus million guaranteed.
May 7 - 1:16 PM

A league source tells Profootballtalk that the Seahawks haven't made much progress on LCB Richard Sherman's contract extension.

According to PFT's source, getting a deal done before next week's draft is still possible, but "won’t be easy" based on both sides' current positions. Sherman has one year left on his rookie deal at $1.39 million and is expected to be seeking a contract worth in excess of $10-12 million annually.
May 3 - 4:04 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks are "zeroing in" on a contract extension with LCB Richard Sherman that will make him the "highest paid cornerback in the game."

Darrelle Revis only has a one-year deal with New England, but is technically the league's highest paid corner at $12 million. Sherman's forthcoming extension will probably be worth $10-12 million annually. Per La Canfora, Seattle is "hopeful" the Sherman deal will be hammered out before next week's draft.
Apr 28 - 5:23 PM

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

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

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