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2018 free agency: Should the Carolina Panthers try to sign Richard Sherman? Thomas Davis posts support on Instagram

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The Seahawks are expected to release cornerback Richard Sherman today. Should the Panthers make him an offer?

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis shared a picture of himself with soon-to-be former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman with the caption “IJS” (I’m just saying), so that totally means the Panthers are going to sign Sherman to a contract once the Seahawks officially release him, right?

IJS ‍♂️

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Well, not exactly.

However, Sherman could be a good fit for the Panthers provided the cost isn’t too high. The only downside is that he’s 29 years old and coming off Achilles surgery that ended his season early in 2017, and according to ESPN recently had a cleanup procedure done on his other foot.

He is coming off a ruptured right Achilles that ended his 2017 season in November and recently had a cleanup procedure on the same part of his other foot. Sherman said last month that he expected to resume running around mid-April or early May.

~ESPN

While a low-cost offer to Sherman could be in the cards for Carolina, they may not have the opportunity to sign him regardless of what they offer if reports out of New England claiming that Sherman wants to play for the Patriots are to be believed.

Sherman has been linked to the Patriots this offseason amid his uncertain future, in large because New England needs a cornerback with Malcolm Butler expected to sign elsewhere following his controversial Super Bowl benching. And it sounds like he’s open to joining Bill Belichick’s squad. “He absolutely wants to play for the Patriots,” Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald said Thursday on NBC Sports Boston.

Even if the Panthers don’t want to engage in a bidding war with the Patriots for Sherman’s services, it would be in their best interest to at least toss an offer his way to see if he’ll bite, because adding him to the roster would improve the secondary without costing Carolina a draft pick that can then be used elsewhere.

What do you think, Panthers fans? Should Carolina try to bring Sherman on board? Share your thoughts with us!

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Should the Panthers try to sign Richard Sherman?

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  • 13%
    Yes, give him whatever he wants.
    (234 votes)
  • 80%
    Yes, but only for the right price.
    (1407 votes)
  • 6%
    No, he’s not worth it.
    (109 votes)
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