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Sherman close to big contract

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Move over Darrelle Revis, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is soon to be on an island all his own.

Sherman and the Seahawks are closing in on a record contract for the brash cornerback that would pay him at least $13 million per season, CBS Sports reported. That would make Sherman, who instigated a Twitter spat with Revis about being the top cornerback in the NFL last year, the NFL’s highest-paid cover man.

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Revis set the market standard last year, when he agreed to a $16 million annual salary in a unique contract arrangement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The salary was guaranteed but included no signing bonus or incentives.

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