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NFL news: Eagles trade for Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman could be on the move

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Seattle is making news today with the status of a couple of their defenders.

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Wednesday turned into a pretty hectic day around the NFL with all the drama concerning the Seattle Seahawks.

For one thing, the Seahawks just traded Michael Bennett to the Eagles.

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.

A powerful defensive line just got better. The Cowboys offensive line has its work cut out for it twice next season.

But there is more news out of Seattle.

In case you missed it, Jeremy Lane posted a cryptic tweet implying that Richard Sherman’s time there was done.

Things got taken to the next level when fellow Legion of Boomer Kam Chancellor dropped his own cryptic post, this one on Instagram.

While there are currently conflicting reports from NFL insiders on what the status of Richard Sherman in Seattle is, it does seem fair to say that he is, at the very least, potentially to be out of there.

If Richard Sherman isn’t a member of the Seahawks, he has to be on some other team. While Cowboys fans have spent the better part of the last six months fantasizing about a different Seattle defensive back, Sherman did once allow himself to imagine playing for the Cowboys.

This offseason Sherman and Carroll held several private conversations. Sherman had told friends that he allowed himself to imagine playing for the Cowboys, maybe the Patriots, hoping Lynch would come out of retirement and join him in New England.

This was written by Seth Wickershamn in May of 2017 which is why it presents the story as if Marshawn Lynch was potentially coming out of retirement.

As interesting as it is to consider Sherman in a Cowboys uniform, unlike Earl Thomas, it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense to go get him. He is coming off a serious injury and has had procedures on both Achilles.

Dallas already has some serious investments at cornerback what with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Byron Jones (assuming they’ve made up their mind). Many have speculated corner could be a position they address with the 19th pick, but that feels unlikely.

The question is, with Bennett gone, and Sherman possibly following him, will Earl Thomas start making some real noise about being traded? And where does Dallas stand in all of this with the former sensei of the Legion of Boom, Kris Richard, now patrolling the sidelines in Dallas? The Cowboys have stated explicitly they are trying to emulate the Seattle defense.

Whatever the case, Richard Sherman has at least entertained the idea of playing for the Cowboys.

If he becomes available, would you want to go after him?