Pete Carroll Admits Richard Sherman On Seahawks’ Radar

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A return to the Seattle Seahawks isn’t out of the question for Richard Sherman — or the Seahawks.

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed as much during the NFL Draft, which ended on Saturday. But he also insisted nothing is in the works at the moment.

“That’s not one of our thoughts right now that we’re going out and getting another guy at that spot, but we’re going to keep looking,” Carroll told reporters. “We’re not going to stop looking and we’re going to compete. So in that sense, I leave everything open and that’s just one of them.”

Sherman, 33, saw his best years come with the Seahawks. The veteran defensive back is now a free agent after spending the previous three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Multiple teams are interested, many with an eye on bringing in Sherman to teach the young guys the NFL ropes.

The Seahawks could indeed be one of those teams — using one of their picks on Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown.

“I’ve got to wait through this draft process,” Sherman told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Friday. “Obviously, the first round, a lot of teams got corners, some teams didn’t get the corners they wanted and I think once this draft process completes my phone will ring a little more with people who expected to get a guy and didn’t get the guy they wanted. I’m not as in control as I was. At 33, it’s just like, it doesn’t matter what you put on tape.”

Sherman is coming off a season in which he missed 11 games with a calf injury. But he made the Pro Bowl in 2019, so plenty of teams believe he is still worth a shot.

“I’ve talked to Sherm quite a few times here over the offseason,” Carroll said. “So we have stayed in contact and he’s out there. I know he’s thinking about it. He’s looking for an opportunity. I saw where he said there’s three or four teams he’s considering or whatever. So we’ll see what happens.

“But he’s been a great player and he’s still got some ball left in him, I’m sure. But at this point we’re going to clear through this day, figure out what happens with the rooks coming up and we’ll see where it sits later on.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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