49ers to meet with Richard Sherman

Marcus Newton
March 11, 2018

Besides that, Sherman's excelled in a Cover 1/Cover 3 scheme that mostly asks him to dominate a receiver one-on-one in short and intermediate depths.

Sherman turns 30 on March 30.

Sherman ended last season on injured reserve because of a ruptured right Achilles.

Sherman made it abundantly clear that he wants "to go to a contender" after he was released by the Seahawks with a failed physical designation on Friday.

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Sherman, 29, is acting as his own agent and, because his contract was terminated Friday, he can sign ahead of Wednesday's official opening of the league year and free agency.

In seven seasons with the Seahawks, Sherman was named to four Pro Bowls and, always most importantly, an incredible three First-Team All-Pro selections.

But Sherman said at the Sports Star awards he thought he would be ready for the beginning of mini-camp. Sherman discussed Friday on KIRO-AM in Seattle what he's looking for in a new team. While that still leaves room for at least one veteran, it would be odd for Detroit to go for a big-money veteran cornerback when there are much bigger needs elsewhere.

San Francisco started the offseason with a $137.5 million pact with impending free agent Jimmy Garoppolo. While it sounds good on paper, bringing Sherman into an already crowded cornerback group wouldn't be the most ideal situation unless he chose to take quite a hefty pay cut from the terms that he has grown accustomed to in recent years. He joined the Packers' medical staff past year. The Seahawks saved $11 million against the 2018 salary cap by releasing Sherman. He told SI.com's Albert Breer the Seahawks "wanted the financial flexibility going into free agency but expressed that they wanted me to return and will be in contact".

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