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Friday, February 22, 2019

Richard Sherman acting as own agent entering final year of contract

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman is entering the final year of his contract with the Seattle Seahawks, and he won’t have many phone calls to make if he is seeking an extension or wants to restructure the deal. Why? Because he doesn’t have an agent.

On Thursday, Sherman was asked if he wants his contract situation to be addressed this offseason. That’s when he revealed he does not have representation.

“I’m sure we’ll have some communication,” Sherman said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. “I’m representing myself. The whole agent thing is really overrated at this point.”

Sherman’s base salary for 2018 is $11 million, and he’s set to count more than $13 million against the cap. There have been rumblings that the Seahawks could begin a total rebuild on defense, as several of the core “Legion of Boom” members are aging and have inflated contracts.

If what we heard about the relationship between Sherman and Pete Carroll is true, the veteran cornerback may just angle for a release this offseason. The Seahawks already explored the possibility of trading him last offseason, and they will probably do it again. Should they not find a trade partner, a release makes sense.

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