Seahawks coach Carroll: Sherman trade talks are dead

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Coach Pete Carroll thinks it is highly unlikely that Richard Sherman is going to be traded by the Seattle Seahawks.

Rumours surfaced in March that the Pro-Bowl cornerback was attracting interest from rival NFL sides, but a move away has yet to materialise. 

And Carroll says the team is ready to win with Sherman leading the defense. 

"People can always call you, and there were some people, there were some conversations," Carroll said Thursday on 710 ESPN Seattle. 

"I don't think they're going to change. I don't think anybody's going to offer us anything that would make it worthwhile, because there's no draft involved and all that kind of stuff. But that's always out there. There's always opportunities to trade.

"But the likelihood is like zero percent, it seems like. Teams don't want to give up stuff. They don't want to trade at times like this, and it's really hard to navigate through a trade with experienced players during draft time. It just doesn't happen very often."

Sherman, 29, will enter his seventh year in Seattle and is owed $22.4 million over the final two years of his contract.