Richard Sherman likely to be released on Friday by Seahawks

Richard Sherman was in Las Vegas Thursday attending NFL Players Association meetings and also — according to a few pictures on social media, anyway — trying his luck at a craps table.

What he also figures to soon be is an ex-Seahawk.

Seattle did not make any transaction involving Sherman on Thursday. But barring something unexpected, the Seahawks are likely to release Sherman on Friday, bringing to an end the Seattle career of one of the most iconic players in team history, if not all of Seattle sports.

The Seahawks have explored trade options for Sherman but nothing materialized, leaving Seattle poised instead to release Sherman on Friday ahead of the beginning of the new league year on Wednesday.

Sherman hasn’t been attracting much of a trade market because teams know he is likely to be released, his $11 million salary and that he is still in recovery mode from a season-ending Achilles tendon injury last November. There’s also a thought Sherman would prefer being released and choosing his next home.

Because Sherman is a vested veteran his contract would officially be terminated and he would immediately become a free agent.

The Seahawks would be open to re-signing Sherman at a

Article source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/richard-sherman-likely-to-be-released-soon-by-seahawks-as-no-trade-appears-to-have-materialized/

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