National Football League insider: Richard Sherman says goodbye to teammates

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Report: Richard Sherman to Speak With Seahawks Management About His Future With Team

Sherman, who has only ever played for the Seahawks since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 Draft, has since told ESPN nothing has been decided about his future.

It may be different this time, because NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Sherman told teammates goodbye this week, saying that he does not expect to be with the Seahawks in 2018.

Sherman said at the Seattle Sports Awards last month that he is now acting as his own agent and expected to meet with Carroll and Schneider at some point to discuss his future.

Richard Sherman, the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback and one of the NFL's biggest stars, appears to be on the way out of Seattle.

Rumors began swirling when Sherman's teammate, cornerback Jeremy Lane, sent a cryptic tweet.

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Sherman, a seven-year veteran, has registered 367 combined tackles, 32 interceptions, 99 passes defensed, a sack, and five forced fumbles over his career.

Is Richard Sherman parting ways with the Seahawks?

In November, the 29-year-old Sherman left a Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals with a ruptured Achilles tendon, which he suffered while getting tangled up with wide receiver John Brown late in the third quarter. For the 2018 season, he's due to be paid $11 million in base salary and a $2.2 million signing bonus by the Seahawks, or any potential suitors looking to gain the rights to his services.

As for what this means for the Rams, while the obvious factor would mean Sherman is most likely out of the division (unless he ends up with a team like the San Francisco 49ers), the argument can be made that he deserves consideration for joining the NFC West champions.

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