Fans have been clamoring for an update on where the Seattle Seahawks stood in their contract negotiations with free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, and we finally have one. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Seahawks and Richardson’s camp remain several million dollars apart.
Mike Garafolo reporting on NFL Network Seattle has offered Sheldon Richardson $11 million a year and that he wants $15 million.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 15, 2018
That gap of $4M is nothing to scoff at, with the two sides presumably having had the last several months to negotiate regarding Richardson’s future. Thus, it could easily be seen as a bad sign regarding the potential for the Hawks to retain Sheldon. However, on the flip side of that coin, with free agency and the legal tampering period having now been open for a combined three days, it also means Richardson does not have an offer that would take him off the market.
We’ll be here to keep fans posted this week, but at this time, the two sides remain far enough apart that it doesn’t appear anything is imminent. That, of course, can change on a moment’s notice, but at least according to this report, it does not appear that anything will transpire today.