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Report: Patriots no longer interested in pursuing trade for Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

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After reportedly inquiring with the Seattle Seahawks about a possible trade for Richard Sherman, the New England Patriots are no longing interested.

According to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, the Patriots are no longer interested in trading for the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback. Reports surfaced earlier in the week, that the Patriots had “some interest” in acquiring Sherman if they were to lose Malcolm Butler to free agency.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider confirmed Wednesday that the team was shopping Sherman and reportedly want a high draft pick and a top player in return for him.

It’s unclear if the Seahawks asking price was what closed the door on the Patriots attempts to possibly work out a trade deal. Sherman is under contract for two more years at salaries of $11.4 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018. So that may have played a big factor in the decision, given that he potentially would want a new contract.

Also, CSNNE’s Mike Giardi reports that Butler is preparing for the possibility of signing his first-round tender and staying in New England for the 2017 season.

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