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May 7 2014 - CB Richard Sherman signed a four-year, $57.4 million contract on Wednesday that makes him the NFL's highest-paid cover man.
Sherman said the deal includes $40 million in guaranteed money.
"The goal has always been to stay in Seattle and continue to play for the Seahawks," Sherman wrote on his blog. "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.
"This is a great moment for my family, foundations and the people who supported me to this point. Hard work and execution got me to this moment, the Seattle Seahawks have backed up that respect with this contract. The terms of my deal are 4 years for a total of $57.4M with $40M guaranteed. There is no other city or team that I would want to play football for."
Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll attended Wednesday's press conference alongside Sherman.
"This is truly a great American story right here," Schneider said. "I'm personally very happy for Richard. For his family. I look forward to a bright bright future with Richard and the whole defensive backfield and the whole team."
The 6-foot-3 Sherman led the league with eight interceptions last season when the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history.
"This is a great moment for the family -- for Richard, for the club and all that," Carroll said. "It's also a great statement about a young man that really demonstrated an extraordinary belief in himself and dedication. ... He's really special. He's a tremendous teammate."
Sherman, 26, has emerged as one of the NFL's top defensive players since being selected by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He mentioned there were 23 other cornerbacks selected ahead of him.
"I guess this is how it feels to be a first-rounder," Sherman said. "I don't think you can ever plan this as part of any journey. ... It's one of those thing
Dec 30 2013 - CB Richard Sherman took a hit to his hip during Sunday's game but should be fine.
Dec 27 2013 - CB Richard Sherman has four interceptions in the past two games, two in each game. He also is looking to pick off a pass against the Rams for the fourth straight game -- his pick in the end zone ended a threat by St. Louis in a 20-13 Seattle home win in 2012.
Dec 23 2013 - CB Richard Sherman had two interceptions Sunday and now has eight for the season and 16 over the last two years. That is the second-most for any Seahawks player over two seasons behind the 17 of safety Kenny Easley in 1983 and 1984 (Easley was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984).
Dec 19 2013 - CB Richard Sherman was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week after making two interceptions in the 23-0 win over the Giants. It is the second time this year he has been honored --- the other coming after the week two 29-3 win over the 49ers. He was also the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September.