He says this branch of the nationwide chain is his "1st store," so it sounds like more of Richard Sherman's wings are on the way.

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Richard Sherman loves wings so much, he just opened his own branch of the Wingstop chain in West Seattle. His communication on the subject has been concise. Spotted at another Wingstop in May 2015, he offered this premonitory tweet:

Yesterday, he announced the opening of his “1st store” on Instagram, implying that more of Richard Sherman’s wings are to come.

1st Store opening in West Seattle tomorrow… Westwood Village….

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His partner in store #1 is Greg Southern, who owns other branches of Wingstop as well, some with former Seahawk Sidney Rice. The West Seattle Herald reports that the Seahawks have been Wingstop regulars, and that when Southern met Sherman, Sherman “said he wanted to join the team.”

If you’d like to see Richard Sherman while you eat his wings, he and other Seahawks will be on site for the grand opening gala; the manager relates that the exact date is TBA, but they’re hoping for August 27 or 28 (check Richard Sherman’s Twitter and Instagram for updates). Seahawks mascot Blitz and some of the SeaGals will also be there.

If you can’t wait to eat Richard Sherman’s wings, the restaurant is already up and running from 11 a.m. to midnight every day.

Richard Sherman’s Wingstop (which really should be its official name) is in Westwood Village at 2600 S.W. Barton St., Ste. B8, Seattle; 206-257-5021.