Reports State It Was Richard Sherman Who Started the Talks of Wanting the Seahawks to Trade Him

One of the biggest NFL stories this past week was the news that the Seahawks had interest in looking around the league and talking to teams about the services of all-world cornerback Richard Sherman.

Seattle fans were taken aback at the thought that the Seahawks would move Sherman, but there’s new news today that the talk of Sherman leaving were started not by anyone on the team other than – himself.

Here’s the report.

While it’s still a bit surprising, there are at least ways to justify the Seahawks wanting to trade cornerback Richard Sherman — such as the financial flexibility and need to get younger that a deal would provide.

But what’s not expected was that Sherman may have been the one who started it.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sherman “initiated” the trade talks, and the Seahawks were merely trying to accommodate the star corner by making some calls.

Richard Sherman Says He Understands Chatter of Seahawks Hearing Trade Offers for Him

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the Seattle Seahawks have entertained trade offers for cornerback Richard Sherman.

Sherman, seemingly would like to stay in Seattle but is unfazed by the rumors, Gee Scott of MyNorthwest.com
reports.

Sherman said, “I wouldn’t want to leave this city and my guys, but I understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change.”

The questions of Sherman’s relationship with the Seahawks began after a sideline incident with defensive teammates and coordinator Kris Richard in an October win over Atlanta. Then, during a win over the Rams in December, Sherman confronted Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

The trade speculation originated with comments from former NFL front-office executive Michael Lombard in a podcast on The Ringer. He said he believes Seattle would trade Sherman for the right deal.

Seahawks Are Fielding Trade Offers for CB Richard Sherman

It sounds like the Seahawks are looking to get rid of one of their defensive studs, as ESPN reports the team has taken calls in trade talks for cornerback Richard Sherman, one of the rocks of the team’s defense.

The Seattle Seahawks have fielded trade offers for Richard Sherman but aren’t expected to make a move on the Pro Bowl cornerback, coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.

“You’re either competing or you’re not. And so we’ve always had to be open for everything, every suggestion that comes along,” Carroll said. “There have been some teams that have called, and so we’ve talked about it. But he’s extremely important to our football team.

“I don’t see anything happening at all. And I don’t see anything happening with any other players, just the banter that’s out there right now. But it has been talked about. He’s a great player and can impact another team. I can see why people would be interested in him.”

For now it doesn’t sound like anything will happen with Sherman, but stay tuned, as it sounds like something that could happen closer to or on draft day.

Seahawks Agree to Deal with Running Back Eddie Lacy

The Seahawks have a new running back, as today the the team agreed to terms with running back Eddie Lacy, who joins the team from the Green Bay Packers.

NFL.com talked about the deal

Signing with Seattle bolsters an already young and loaded depth chart that includes Thomas Rawls and the versatile C. J. Prosise. Should Lacy remain healthy, his power running style will do well to supplant the fierce, every down style employed by Rawls. Meanwhile, it leaves Green Bay scrambling to fill up their roster. This offseason, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari told me that he had no doubt converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery could make the transition to full-time bell cow, but that he would miss Lacy if he departed in free agency.

Free Agent RB Eddie Lacy Visiting Seahawks

Packers free agent running back Eddie Lacy is set to visit the Seahawks, Vikings and Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Both the Seattle Seahawks’ and Minnesota Vikings’ interest in Lacy come as no surprise. The Seahawks have yet to solidify their backfield since Marshawn Lynch retired, and it appears the Vikings are in business for a new back after they declined to pick up Adrian Peterson’s option. Lacy is a bruising running back, but he certainly comes with risk.

He’s been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and his play has proven to be rather inconsistent. After racking up back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons to start his career, he totaled just 1,118 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in his past two seasons combined.

However, at just 26 years old, Lacy still has plenty left in the tank. Now it’s just a matter of which quarterback will be handing him the ball.

Seahawks Could Lose Second-Round Pick for Not Disclosing Sherman Injury

Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that the Seahawks could be docked a second-round pick for failing to disclose Richard Sherman’s MCL injury.

Ouch. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has to be regretting his attempts to explain Sherman’s diminished play in 2016 by admitting to the injury.

What the Seahawks did is blatantly against the rules, but a second-rounder would be an extraordinarily severe punishment considering that most teams play at least minor games with their injury reports. The Seahawks are already missing a 2017 fifth-rounder for illegal offseason practice activity.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin Gives Major Props to Falcons Defense After Loss

NFL: JAN 14 NFC Divisional Playoff - Seahawks at Falcons

The Falcons have talked for a few weeks now about the defense making significant strides, but it probably means a little more when such praise comes from an opponent, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

That’s exactly what happened after Saturday’s 36-20 divisional playoff win over Seattle. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin couldn’t help but give the young Falcons defense its due credit.

“I think they can be great,” Baldwin said. “They are young, but they have a lot of talent. They have a lot of athletic, gifted talent. No one particular person stood out. It was just their effort. They played really, really hard. And you’ve got to respect that about any team.”

Baldwin wasn’t surprised, considering the defense is under the watch of a man he highly respects, Falcons head coach and former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who has instilled an attacking mentality into a group that typically includes a starting lineup of four rookies and three second-year players.

Devin Hester Says He’s Retiring After Two Games with the Seahawks

Devin Hester

Signed by the Seahawks just before the playoffs, return specialist Devin Hester said Saturday’s divisional-round loss to the Falcons would be his last game, the Associated Press reports.

If so, the 34-year-old went out in style.

He returned five kickoffs for 194 yards, including a 78-yarder, in Seattle’s 36-20 loss. His most dynamic play was an 80-yard punt return, but it was called back by a holding penalty.

“We were prepared for it, and he still made some terrific plays,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said.

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