NFL insider: Richard Sherman says goodbye to teammates

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said goodbye to teammates over the last 24 hours and that he won’t be on the team, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

“Those close to him say nothing is set in stone and there has been no official word,” Rapoport tweeted Wednesday.

#Seahawks CB Richard Sherman has told teammates goodbye over the past 24 hours, sources say, and that he won’t be on the team. Those close to him say nothing is set in stone and there has been no official word. But clearly bears watching.

– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2018

The #Seahawks likely won’t have Cliff Avril or Kam Chancellor on the field this year. Now, Richard Sherman. … And Michael Bennett could be traded soon. That is some massive turnover for a franchise that has been on top for years. A fascinating situation for GM John Schneider.

– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2018

Sherman’s fellow teammates also shared cryptic messages on social media referencing Sherman.

“That text message got my heart hurting … damn 25 was my Dawg #WhatsNext,” Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane tweeted.

That text message got my heart hurting … damn 25 was my Dawg #WhatsNext

– jeremy lane (@StayingInMyLane) March 7, 2018

No. 25 is Sherman’s jersey.

“‘Chancellor of Operations’ Thanks for the name @rsherman25,” Seahawks defensive end Kam Chancellor posted on Instagram.

“Chancellor of Operations” Thanks for the name @rsherman25

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Sherman is scheduled to meet with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider Wednesday “to discuss his future,” according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

#Seahawks star Richard Sherman is scheduled to meet with coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider later today to discuss his future, I’m told.

– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 7, 2018

Sherman finished the season on the injured reserve after rupturing his Achilles tendon in a game against the Cardinals in November.

The cornerback announced last month he would forgo an agent and represent himself heading in to the final year of his contract.