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Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Richard Sherman finds San Diego comments ‘hilarious’

By Tim Booth Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. – Richard Sherman heard the comments coming from the San Diego locker room after Seattle’s 30-21 loss to the Chargers.

His response: It was just someone seeking attention.

“I thought that was pretty hilarious,” Sherman said. “You know when a guy wants to get his name in the paper he has to say something crazy.”

Sherman’s comments Wednesday were his first since the Seahawks fell to 1-1. He did not speak after Sunday’s game, but clarified on Wednesday that he was available Sunday at his locker after the defeat and was not approached.

But while Sherman didn’t talk after the game, some of San Diego’s players were clearly taking shots.

“He’s just a normal guy. We can go at him. We are not going to shy away from him. He’s not really a shutdown corner,” Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen said.

“Keenan was lighting up Sherman on defense,” wide receiver Malcolm Floyd added.

Sherman made a note of responding to those comments, but avoided using the name of either Chargers receiver.

“It’s humorous. It’s funny. It’s really funny,” Sherman said. “Especially when you’ve got little guys like the Chargers guys saying they’ve exposed something. They had 60 and 50 yards. (Antonio) Gates, Hall of Famer, had a fantastic game and Philip (Rivers) had a great game, and the rest of the guys were there. You see stuff like that and it makes you laugh.”


RB Marshawn Lynch did not practice with a sore back. Lynch left the field and went to the locker room in the final minute on Sunday. … SS Kam Chancellor (ankle) and TE Zach Miller (ankle) also did not practice.

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