Seahawks have already sealed new deal with safety Earl Thomas.
The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly continuing contract talks with cornerback Richard Sherman to lock him into a new long-term deal.
While the Seahawks are also preparing their strategy for the upcoming 2014 draft, they are placing a significant emphasis on securing their current players to long-term deals.
Safety Earl Thomas has already agreed to new terms, and the defending Super Bowl champions have now started the process of securing Sherman in an effort to reward the players that took them to a championship last season.
While they will undoubtedly play an integral role in helping them defend their crown next season, they have proven over the course of their careers thus far that they will be fundamental in keeping the Seahawks competitive moving forward.
According to various sources, talks between the two parties are continuing but there is still no deal, although they claim that a deal could be struck before the draft begins on Thursday.
While the expectation is that the deal will be finalised this week, it is reported that they are still far off in terms of figures and it won’t be that easy for them to reach an agreement.
Sherman has previously claimed that the franchise can show their respect through dollars, and given the fact that he is widely regarded as the best player in his position in the NFL, he will undoubtedly command a significant salary in his next contract.
The outspoken star has never been shy of discussing his ability, but he will want the long-term security with the Seahawks before the new season starts.