(NEW YORK) — The Seattle Seahawks have shutdown cornerback Richard Sherman, who is entering the final year of his contract this season. The team and Sherman are in ongoing discussions, but the two sides are far apart, reports ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder.
Sherman is due $1.4 million this season and had 18 pass deflections to go along with eight interceptions, including his biggest in the NFC Championship game against the 49ers to clinch their Super Bowl berth.
“Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect,” Sherman told NFL Network on Wednesday. “It’s all about respect in this game and the only way people show respect is the dollars. We’ll see what happens.”
The New England Patriots signed cornerback Darrelle Revis during the offseason to a one-year deal for $12 million and Sherman could command even more than that.
Seattle will open up the season on Sept. 4 at home against the Green Bay Packers.
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