The Seattle Seahawks offseason makeover might leave a big hole in the Legion of Boom.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Richard Sherman doesn't plan to be with the Seahawks in 2018. Sherman told teammates goodbye over the past 24 hours and he won't be with the team this season, according to sources.
Rapoport added nothing is set in stone, according to those close to him, and there has been no official announcement.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sherman is scheduled to meet with coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider later Wednesday to discuss his future.
Winds of Sherman's departure swirled on social media after fellow Seahawks defensive backs intimated something was up.
The Seahawks discussed trading Sherman last offseason but ended up keeping the cornerback. Carroll said last week at the NFL Scouting Combine there was "nothing specific" to report on any trade discussions with Sherman this offseason.
Sherman played just nine games in 2017 before tearing the Achilles in his right foot. Carroll said last week the corner recently underwent a surgery to clean up the Achilles on his left foot. Sherman told Pelissero on Wednesday the second surgery Carroll referenced was to shave off a bone spur that had bothered him for three years. The corner said he plans to be ready to be back on the field by June. Where he's playing at that time remains to be seen.
Sherman is due $11 million in 2018.
If the Seahawks are prepared to move on from Sherman, who turns 30 later this month, it will signal the biggest move in Seattle's offseason overhaul.
The lockdown corner has been a leader of the Seahawks vaunted Legion of Boom, helping Seattle boast one of the most consistently stingy defenses in NFL history during their Super Bowl runs.
The three-time All-Pro selection and four-time Pro Bowler leads the NFL with 32 INTs since entering the league in 2011 as a fifth-round draft pick. Sherman also leads the league in passes defensed (99) and completion percentage allowed (47.4) in that span (min. 300 targets), per NFL Research.
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