Seahawks sign Richard Sherman to contract extension

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 6:42 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have signed All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman to a contract extension, Sherman posted on his website and social media Wednesday, one day before the NFL Draft.

The Seahawks have called an 11 a.m. press conference.

The terms, as posted on his website, are for four years, $57.4 million with $40 million guaranteed.

It’s the second big signing for Seattle in recent days. The Seahawks inked safety Earl Thomas through 2018 last week. The reported deal makes Thomas the highest-paid safety at $10 million per season.

The Sherman contracts ensure that the three key members of the Seahawks’ secondary -- the “Legion of Boom” – will be in Seattle for at least the next four seasons. Safety Kam Chancellor is signed through 2017.

With Sherman and Thomas signed, the Seahawks can now focus on how they will extend the contract of quarterback Russell Wilson. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the Seahawks and Wilson cannot negotiate a new contract until he completes the third year of his rookie deal. He’s scheduled to receive $662,464 in base salary this season, but will likely become of the top-paid signal callers when he gets a new contract.

 

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