The Seattle Seahawks have indeed dismissed Richard Sherman – the player has now confirmed himself. While the upheaval in the northwest is imminent, the star cornerback can go on team search before the Free Agency start.

They symbolized the “Legion of Boom” – and are now symbolic of the upheaval that lies ahead in the defense of the Seattle Seahawks: While Safety Kam Chancellor threatened because of a neck injury or the often ailing Cliff Avril each of the end of the career and Jeremy Lane release Cornerback Richard Sherman may look for a new employer.

On Friday, the Super Bowl Champion of 2014 in conjunction with the NFL confirmed that Sherman’s time in Seattle is over after seven successful years. He himself confirmed the radio station “KIRO-FM” the (temporary) separation.

Already on Wednesday, the Hawks had the Lineman Michael Bennett, another dreaded part of the strong in the past few seasons Defense, traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Massive salary savings

Everything points to a radical cut. Seattle is said to have considered a trade in recent days for Sherman, but given the high salary (over eleven million US dollars) and the Achilles tendon tear suffered in November, it probably lacked interested parties. So Sherman can now go on a team search before the Free Agency officially begins on March 14th.

The 29-year-old leaves the Seahawks with a Vince Lombardi Trophy, four Pro Bowl entries and a total of 32 interceptions. In 2012 and 2013, no other defender had intercepted more passes from the opposing quarterback (8 each).
Not every day evening?

However, Sherman could end up back at the Hawks again. For ESPN journalist Josina Anderson, Sherman said, “They let me test the Free Agency – with the hope that I’ll come back and they wanted financial flexibility above all else.”


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