Where the Seahawks stand at cornerback without Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman is a member of the San Francisco 49ers, new nike nfl jerseys for sale cheap Jeremy Lane has been released and DeShawn Shead is about to join him as a free agent.

The recent and upcoming moves by the Seattle Seahawks involving their cornerbacks invite a closer look at where the team stands at the position.

The upshot is that it’s now a major need, though one the Seahawks don’t figure to fill by making a big splash in free agency.i

That the Seahawks moved on from Lane on the same day they released cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys Sherman was not the least bit surprising. No one expected Lane back with his $6 million salary for 2018, coming off a season in which he lost his starting job twice and was traded away only to return because of a failed physical. His fate seemed sealed long before his January arrest on suspicion of DUI.cheap nfl nike jerseys free shipping

And releasing Shead, which is expected to happen Monday, actually isn’t all that consequential. The Seahawks are doing so because they already had promised Shead he’d be an unrestricted free agent, but that can’t happen unless they release him because his contract is set to toll into 2018. Seattle wants to re-sign him and Shead has expressed a desire to return, but the fact that he’s heading into free agency — and already has a visit lined up with the Detroit Lions — means anything can happen.

It goes without saying that the decision to move on from Sherman is by far the most impactful of the three. The Seahawks’ stretch of historically good defense — they allowed the fewest points in the league every season from 2012 to 2015 — probably wouldn’t have happened without Sherman locking down one side of the field as capably as he did. Sherman played the position as well as anyone in the NFL during his six and a half seasons as a starter for Seattle, a stretch in which he made four cheap nike jerseys nfl Pro Bowls and was named a first-team All-Pro three times.