Michael Bennett is on the way to the defending champions.
The Seahawks have agreed to trade Bennett and a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for backup receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The problem arises from the inability of Sherman to gauge the market for his services elsewhere before giving Seattle a final answer. If still represented, Sherman’s agent could have: (1) met with the Seahawks last week about their proposal for 2018; and (2) met with other teams about what they would offer him, if he becomes available.
The Seahawks also could authorize Sherman to try to arrange a trade for his contract, which would likely be accompanied by a restructured deal. It would then be for Sherman to make those communications, and to attempt to thread the needle in the way that agents routinely do.
But one former NFL er who is openly gay said he’s been in contact with the league to try to educate league personnel on how to make such questions go away for good.
Wade Davis, the director of professional sports outreach for the You Can Project, told TMZ he’s planning a seminar now.
I have been in contact with the NFL and I’ll be running a training/clinic in the off-season for coaches and staff to address this issue, he said. [I want them to] understand the physical, emotional and spiritual cost to creating a hostile environment for gay male athletes.
Davis spent time in training camp with the Titans, Seahawks and Washington, and after his ing days were done, he came out and spoke about the pressure of being gay in the NFL culture. Now, he hopes to help teams understand that, as more and more pressure is applied to the league to make sure such questions disappear from their lexicon.
A quick look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ depth chart tells you all you need to know about this secondary and how important it is that general manager Jason Licht finds a starting safety. Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick is the ideal fit given not only his football IQ and versatility, but also his leadership and character.