Richard Sherman Plans to Play for Seahawks in 2018 After Achilles Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2018

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks walks on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 31, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman suffered a torn Achilles in November, but the three-time All-Pro doesn't envision the injury affecting his status with the club moving forward.  

Asked Thursday if any doubt has surfaced regarding his return in 2018, Sherman answered succinctly. 

"Not in my mind," he said, according to the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta

Sherman was also clear that he doesn't believe the injury will alter the way Seattle's front office approaches potential contract negotiations during the offseason. 

"Honestly, I'm not sure [if it changes anything] on their side of things," he said. "It doesn't change anything in my mind. If we have the talks, we do. If we don't, it is what it is."

Sherman, who will turn 30 in March, is owed $13.2 million in the final year of his deal.  

The Seahawks will save $11 million and incur a dead cap hit of just $2.2 million if they cut or trade him at any point before the start of the 2018 regular season. 

Before hitting the shelf, Sherman tallied two interceptions, seven pass breakups and 35 total tackles in 2017. 

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