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Richard Sherman likely on his way out, to be released by Seattle

The at-time controversial cornerback was one of the Legion of Boom's leaders, but was hurt by his Achilles injuries to both feet.


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Richard Sherman doesn't believe he will be with the Seattle Seahawks next season and has been saying his goodbyes over the past day, sources tell NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who reported the news Wednesday.

Sherman talked with Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on Wednesday, and the team will look for trade options, though with his $13.2 million salary cap hit, a trade would be unlikely.

The Seahawks are also known to be shopping safety Earl Thomas.

#Seahawks CB Richard Sherman has told teammates goodbye over the past 24 hours, sources say, and that he wont be on the team. Those close to him say nothing is set in stone and there has been no official word. But clearly bears watching.

Ian Rapaport
NFL insider, NFL Network

NFL Network's Michael Silver reported on NFL Total Access Wednesday that Sherman will be released in the next two days, but that he could ultimately end up back with the Seahawks.

"They're doing that because they feel so highly about him and what he's meant to the organization," Silver said. "They want to give him a jump on free agency. I'm told that if the market is not great, they are open to bringing him back at a lower salary. They haven't closed the door on Richard Sherman returning, but I do think it's unlikely."

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