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Seahawks make Sherman highest-paid cornerback

Seahawks make Sherman highest-paid cornerback

PAY DAY: Richard Sherman is the NFL's highest-paid cornerback. Photo: Associated Press

(Reuters) – Richard Sherman, the brash and outspoken defender for the Seattle Seahawks, became the National Football League’s highest paid cornerback after signing a four year $57.4 million contract extension, the team said on Wednesday.

According to local media reports, the deal includes a $40 million guarantee.

Sherman, who has declared himself the NFL’s top cornerback, has been able to back up his boasts on the field.

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Taken in the fifth round of 2011 draft, Sherman led the league in interceptions last season with eight, helping the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title with a crushing victory over the Denver Broncos.

Regarded as one of the NFL’s top man-to-man defenders and a punishing tackler, Sherman anchored the Seahawks top-ranked defense known as the “Legion of Boom”.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; editing by Julian Linden)

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