What was feared, after reports that Richard Sherman’s teammates said goodbye to him, is likely to be reality in the next two days. The Legion of Boom will be no more.
Richard Sherman will reportedly be released in the next two days, via NFL.com:
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported Wednesday Sherman will be released in the next two days.
“They’re doing that because they feel so highly about him and what he’s meant to the organization,” Silver reported on NFL Total Access. “They want to give him a jump on free agency. I’m told htat if the market is not great, they are open to bringing him back at a lower salary. They haven’t closed the door on Richard Sherman returning, but I do think it’s unlikely.”
Sherman is 29 and coming off of a torn Achilles. There are no guarantees he’ll be the same player he was prior to the injury.
Sherman will also have to find a team that needs a corner who can only play on one side of the field.