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Seattle Seahawks Dropping Asking Price For Richard Sherman

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After initial reports circulated about the monumental asking price to acquire Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman had many, if not everyone, question if the expectations were at all realistic, the Seahawks are working towards the “affordability” factor in their efforts to trade their star corner.

Let’s start at square one. Tuesday, on the NFL Network, Mike Garafolo said that Seattle was seeking a “first-round pick and another mid-round pick.” This came a week after Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reported that the Seahawks were seeking “a very good player plus a high draft pick.”

Either way Seattle was expecting a king’s ransom in return for Sherman.

USA Today’s Tom Pelissero reported that a deal equaling the 2013 trade that sent then New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 13th overall pick and a 4th round pick in the NFL draft, could get a deal for Sherman done.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio is reporting that the Seahawks are now dropping their asking price for Sherman as a way to get a deal done. It should also be noted that Sherman could influence the asking price of any deal depending on Sherman’s willingness to play for an interested team.

It would appear that the Seahawks are not going to get the first round pick they are seeking. It’s more likely that a return for Sherman could fetch a 3rd round pick and perhaps another mid-round pick, but I don’t see any team giving up a 1st, a top player, a combination of the two, or even a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft, which is deep defensively.

The NFL Draft’s deep talent pool at the defensive end of the ball certainly contributes to Sherman’s market value and team’s may determine it’s better to draft a younger, less expensive corner in the draft opposed to dolling off draft picks or player(s) for Sherman.

 

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit

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New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”

Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.

Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.

Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).

Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.

According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.

Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.

Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.

Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.

The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”

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Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN

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Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.

Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.

At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.

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