Packers should stay away from Richard Sherman
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By Evan Siegel

As Richard Sherman’s time in Seattle appears to be coming to an end, the Green Bay Packers should bite their tongue and stay clear of the elite cornerback.

For a team that has been so porous defensively for years, it makes sense for Packers fans to be urging new general manager Brian Gutekunst to go scoop up Richard Sherman as soon as his time is up in Seattle.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the blockbuster news Wednesday, detailing how even though no formal transaction involving Sherman has taken place, the Seahawks and Sherman are likely to part ways before the beginning of next season.

The Packers are one of the first teams that come to mind when thinking of potential fits for Sherman.

Aaron Rodgers will be 35 years old in December, and the once seemingly eternal championship window is beginning to close. The Packers have been terrible defending the pass for seven consecutive years, and what better way to improve the unit instantly than adding one of the best cornerbacks to play in the game in the last 20 years?

The Packers should not jump into this one, however. With their interest in defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson amping up further and further, they would have to dole out considerable money to Sherman that they would otherwise like to give to Wilkerson or other free...



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