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Seahawks GM says Richard Sherman trade talks are no secret

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Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks gets the crowd going against the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field on October 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider acknowledged the team has listened to trade offers regarding cornerback Richard Sherman, but downplayed that a deal may actually happen.

Schneider made his comments in an interview with KIRO-AM on Wednesday.

Schneider said, “What you’ve seen lately in the news is real. That’s on both sides,” in regard to recent rumblings that teams have inquired about Sherman.

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While open with the discussions that have taken place, Schneider was quick to give the impression that a deal was unlikely to happen.

He said there has been clear communication with Sherman about what is going on. He says the trade rumors haven’t been a secret and “people find things out and we’re not going to lie to each other.”

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