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Legion of Boom Following Apart. Seahawks Releasing Sherman?

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stretches during warmups before an NFL football preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ORG XMIT: OTK

As of Thursday morning, it remains expected that the Seahawks will release cornerback Richard Sherman by the start of the weekend, as well as Jeremy Lane.

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The Seahawks have explored trade options for Sherman but nothing appears to have materialized — at least as of Thursday morning — and Seattle is likely to instead release Sherman ahead of the beginning of the new league year on Wednesday. Sherman isn’t apparently attracting much of a trade market because teams know he is likely to be released and because of his $11 million salary and coming off an Achilles injury.

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Releasing Sherman would save the Seahawks $11 million in salary cap room for 2018. And doing it by the weekend would give Sherman — who is acting as his own agent — a head start on finding a new team ahead of the beginning of the new league year on Wednesday, when players whose contracts run out will officially become free agents.

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