NFL Trade Rumors: Richard Sherman, Malcolm Butler Still With Their Teams For The Time Being; Marshawn Lynch, Sheldon Richardson Potential Trade Candidates?

By Joseph St. James. , Apr 20, 2017 05:29 AM EDT

Richard Sherman is still the fodder of the latest NFL trade rumors. The cornerback remains with the Seattle Seahawks for the time being. However, his head may still be on the trading block based on recent developments.

The same thing is going on with Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots. He has already signed a one-year restricted free agent with his team. But recent NFL trade rumors are suggesting that his tenure as a cornerback with the Patriots could be affected by a possible trade.

Are The Seahawks Still Thinking Of Trading Sherman?

The latest NFL trade rumors were sparked by the absence of Richard Sherman in the Seahawks' training facility during their workout program for the offseason. However, this program is voluntary for the players and Sherman still has a workout bonus for this year. But rumors have persisted that the Seahawks are still thinking of trading their cornerback.

Is Butler's New Contract Not An Assurance?

Meanwhile, Malcolm Butler's new $3.91 million contract with the Patriots seems to signify that he is staying with the team. But there are still some NFL trade rumors suggesting that the Patriots are still thinking of trading him with the Cleveland Browns or the New Orleans Saints. The Saints particularly are in need of an effective cornerback.

Richardson And Lynch Are Also Probable Trade Candidates

Other NFL trade rumors are centering on two other players that are probable trade candidates before the end of the 2017 NFL draft. One of the names being thrown around includes defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets. General Manager Mike Maccagnan is rumored to likely settle for a mid-round pick for Richardson who is the odd man out in the Jets defensive line.

Marshawn Lynch, retired running back, is the second player who is also rumored to be a probable trade candidate. Recent NFL trade rumors suggest that he will probably come out of retirement if the Raiders' General Manager Reggie McKenzie hammers out an attractive deal. Lynch is supposed to provide the power back in the high-octane offense of the Oakland Raiders.

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