a report Thursday from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests neither defensive back is headed out of Seattle in the near future.
Rapoport: "First of all, Sherman, doesn't sound like he's going anywhere anytime soon," Rapoport said. He's dealing with the Achilles injury, he's not healthy right now so he couldn't be traded.
Rapoport: "As far as Earl Thomas, my understanding is it is much more likely they get a new deal done rather than trade him unless, of course, they got back a huge allotment of picks, in which case they'd probably consider it."
Thomas is entering the final year of his four-year, $40 million deal. His 2018 cap hit is $10.4 million. Trading him would create salary cap space and land Seattle perhaps a pair of draft picks, but the obvious downside is that the Seahawks would then be without arguably one of the best defensive players in league.
As Rapoport said, Sherman trade talks will have to wait until the cornerback is healed from that season-ending Achilles rupture. That's unlikely to happen before the draft, so Sherman is likely to stay in Seattle for the time being.
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