Seahawks, Richard Sherman Hope To Get New Deal Done Before Draft

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Earl Thomas is done and Richard Sherman expects to be next.

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Seahawks and All Pro cornerback Richard Sherman expect to have a new deal completed before the start of next Thursdays NFL Draft.

“Make no mistake,” Rapoport emphasized, “Richard Sherman is next for the Seahawks and their contracts. From what I understand, things are fairly far along.”

Per Rapoport, the Seahawks brass acknowledged to Thomas’ agents that they stayed on the sidelines during free agency because they wanted to lock down the two Defensive Player of the Year candidates who played starring roles in their Super Bowlrun.

As I reported last week, Sherman’s new deal is expected to surpass the deal $12 million Darrelle Revis will make this coming season.