The Seattle Seahawks finally released cornerback Richard Sherman after hints of his departure from the Legion of Boom had been dropping all week long.
But at the same time, the Seahawks made it known to Sherman that their door is open for his return.
Sherman tells Gee: "We've had conversations and (the Seahawks) told me that they're going to allow me to go into free agency, but they want me to understand the door is open for me to return." https://t.co/DvO61I5PZm
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His release from Seattle cleared up $11 million in salary cap space which the Seahawks desperately need heading into free agency. Obviously if Sherman was to re-sign with Seattle, it would be for a much cheaper salary.
That would be an unusual situation, but stranger things happen in the NFL. If not the Seahawks, other teams are bound to reach out to him. Sherman turns 30 later this month and is currently recovering from a second surgery to his Achilles tendon.
When healthy, the All Pro corner is a force. He recorded a total of 377 total tackles, 104 defended passes, 32 interceptions and two touchdowns during his seven seasons with the Seahawks.
It will be interesting to follow his journey as a free agent. And, it will be even more interesting if Sherman somehow winds up back in Seattle.