Like it was being hinted at earlier this week by the Michael Bennett trade, Pro-Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman is being released by the Seattle Seahawks today.
Seahawks have informed perennial Pro-Bowl CB Richard Sherman that they are releasing him today, per league sources.
End has come for one of the most iconic players in Seattle sports history.
Sherman will be a free agent this weekend.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2018
Sherman’s season ended last year with a ruptured Achilles in November, which effectively ended his year with the team and was the last time he will suit up for the the organization. With news of the release, the infamous “Legion of Boom” defense that came to be so prolific is coming to an end of their era.
He told teammates goodbye earlier this week with the news becoming more clear.
Seattle will be saving $11 million in cap space by releasing Sherman, who is scheduled to make $13.2 million next season if he wasn’t traded or waived.
Considering the big injury he suffered, it will be interesting to see which teams take a chance on him. He is expected to begin training in April or May.
The Pro-Bowler has been very vocal with social issues and critical of coaches, teams and referees over the course of his career but remains a dynamic piece and leader on defense. His Super Bowl experience can surely help teams out next year if he can remain healthy.
Sherman has been acting as his own agent recently and wants to go to a contender.