The Patriots are no longer interested in a Richard Sherman trade

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There are conflicting reports about the Patriots' interest in Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

Last week, Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald reported the team was interested in acquiring Sherman if they were to lose Malcolm Butler. However, CSNNE's Tom E. Curran reports the Pats are no longer interested in Sherman.

The news comes on the heels of reports that Butler's best option would be to sign his $3.91 million restricted free agent tender and play under that for one year.

However, should things go south with Butler, which doesn't look likely at this point, the Patriots could definitely revisit the Sherman sweepstakes. The Seahawks are looking to deal Sherman before the NFL Draft later this month, and the Patriots were one of the teams Seattle spoke to.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider is reportedly looking for a first-round pick and a player in any deal for Sherman, who said he would be willing to play in New England.

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