Cold water has already been thrown on the Richard Sherman-to-the-Patriots trade rumors (see above video), so talk of Sherman heading to Foxboro has quieted to a whisper.
But on Thursday night, Seahawks GM John Schneider may have silenced them completely when, after being asked if the team would trade Sherman, told Seattle's ESPN radio station: "Right now, I don't think the odds are very good."
Schneider also said "the only reasons we would do it is to create some cap room and trying to become a younger football team." That being the case, the Patriots become even less of an option as they have very few draft picks, and no high ones, to offer.
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.