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Seahawks considering putting Richard Sherman at WR

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) carries the ball after catching an interception against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Nov 2, 2014 in Seattle, WA, USA. (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) carries the ball after catching an interception against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Nov 2, 2014 in Seattle, WA, USA. (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told a Seattle radio station Friday that he has considered using cornerback Richard Sherman as a wide receiver.

The Seahawks' passing game is ranked 30th in the NFL by averaging less than 192 yards per game.

One idea that has emerged is using Sherman on offense. He played wide receiver at Stanford until a knee injury forced him to switch to cornerback.

"He's been very clear in that intent for a long time around here," Carroll told KIRO. "It's always been a conversation that we've had, and if I need him I'm going to him and he knows that."

Sherman told the Seattle Times earlier in the week that he would like to play wide receiver.

"I'd be pretty good," he said. "Shoot, you can hardly touch (receivers). So if you could hardly touch me, I'd have a nice day."

Carroll acknowledged that he would play Sherman at wide receiver if needed.

"Sure," Carroll said. "He was a good receiver growing up and he has tremendous catching range and all that as we've witnessed in his defensive play, and he would love to do it. So he's ready. If we get in an emergency situation, he knows I'm coming to him."

The Seahawks host the Arizona Cardinals in a key NFC West matchup on Sunday.


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