Seahawks Lock Down Sherman - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Seahawks Lock Down Sherman

The Seattle Seahawks made the much expected move of extending Richard Sherman's contract on Wednesday, May 7. The Seattle Seahawks made the much expected move of extending Richard Sherman's contract on Wednesday, May 7.

by Tim Booth -- AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Richard Sherman is the latest member of the Seattle Seahawks secondary to be locked up for the long term.

The All-Pro cornerback is getting paid the best of anyone.

Sherman signed a four-year contract extension Wednesday with the Seahawks, a deal that makes him one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in NFL history. Sherman announced the deal on his website ahead of a news conference that was called by the team. Sherman wrote that the extension is for $57.4 million with $40 million guaranteed. It's unclear whether the deal incorporates the final year of his rookie contract in 2014 or is a completely new deal starting in 2015.

Sherman wrote on his website that there is no other team or city that he would want to play for.

"The goal has always been to stay in Seattle and continue to play for the Seahawks," Sherman wrote. "With this chapter closed, I can continue to focus on what is important - defending our Super Bowl Championship and being the best cornerback in the NFL."

Sherman's deal wraps up a solid offseason for the Seahawks prior to the NFL draft. Seattle re-signed defensive end Michael Bennett before the start of free agency. They then reached extensions with coach Pete Carroll through 2016 and a four-year, $40 million extension with All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas.

Now Sherman, a two-time All-Pro selection, is locked up as well.

  • Pro

    • Seahawks unravel in Music City; losing to the Titans 33-27

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Mariota threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and the Tennessee Titans scored 21 straight points in rallying to beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 Sunday.      Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards, including a 75-yard TD run . Ryan Succop also kicked four field goals as Tennessee (2-1) scored at least 30 points for a second straight week.      The Seahawks (1-2) finally scored a bunch of touchdowns with R...
    • Mariners fall to Indians in home finale 4-2

      SEATTLE (AP) - Corey Kluber threw seven strong innings to become the first 18-game winner in the American League, Jose Ramirez's 29th home run snapped a 2-all tie, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday.      Kluber (18-4) made only one mistake in winning his sixth straight start and strengthening his campaign for the AL Cy Young Award. He struck out 10 and allowed six hits. It was his 15th start this season with at least 10 strikeouts.  ...
    • Mariners fall to Indians 11-4

      The Mariners began the day five games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card.

    • Nelson Cruz hits game-ending homer to lift Mariners past Indians

      Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night.

    • Smith’s three-point night leads chiefs to season-opening victory

      Defenseman Ty Smith kicked off his NHL draft year with a three-point night, helping Head Coach Dan Lambert earn his first win behind the Spokane bench, as the Chiefs earned a 4-2 win in Prince George.

    • Mariners lose 6th straight, fall 5.0 GB in AL Wild Card race

      The Mariners have lost six straight games and are five back in the wild-card chase with nine games remaining.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/