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Report: Seahawks poised to release CBs Sherman, Lane

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09 Mar 2018, 08:21 GMT+10

The Seattle Seahawks continue to remake their roster.

On Thursday, the Seattle Times reported that the Seahawks are expected to release cornerbacks Jeremy Lane and Richard Sherman.

Releasing Sherman would save the Seahawks $11 million in salary cap room for 2018, and cutting ties with Lane would save them $4.75 million in cap space.

If a trade cannot be arranged in the next few days, Sherman and Lane are likely to be released.

The Seahawks traded Lane to the Houston Texans as part of the Duane Brown deal in October 2017, but Lane was returned to Seattle when he failed the physical.

Lane, 27, was arrested in January for DUI.

Lane started six of the 13 games in which he played in 2017, and was a starter in nine of the Seahawks' 16 regular-season games in 2016. Lane was a starter in one playoff game in 2016, and one in 2015.

He is signed for two more years with non-guaranteed salaries of $6 million each season.

Sherman was in Las Vegas on Thursday attending NFL Players Association meetings, according to the Seattle Times report.

Nothing has materialized from the attempts to trade Sherman, and he is likely to be released within the next two days.

Although Sherman is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, teams may be wary of acquiring Sherman because he is scheduled to make $11 million in 2018 and is coming off surgery to repair both Achilles tendons. He turns 30 later this month.

The Seahawks agreed to trade defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, and they had free-agent linebacker Brian Cushing and free-agent running back Jonathan Stewart in for visits the past two days.

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