Seahawks to release star cornerback Richard Sherman

Rosalie Gross
March 11, 2018

ESPN's Adam Schefter has received confirmation from his sources that Richard Sherman is indeed meeting with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

In seven years with the Seahawks, Sherman made four Pro Bowls, earned two First-Team All-Pro selections and won a Super Bowl. It's also questionable when Sherman would actually be available to play.

Sherman has spent his entire career in Seattle. He has said that he plans to be running at full speed some time next month and will be ready to play by training camp. He tore his Achilles tendon in November.

"I plan on playing five or six more years whether it's here or elsewhere", Sherman said.

NFL Network also noted that Sherman "has a strong affinity for the West Coast", and San Francisco is close to Stanford, where Sherman went to college.

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Maybe they were hoping Sherman's age and injury status would flatten his market. Condotta says that the team was interested in trying to get Sherman to agree to a pay cut but that he "balked" at such a proposal. He took to Twitter on Saturday to provide an update on his free agency.

Shaquill Griffin will return as the starter at right cornerback and the team is expected to tender restricted free agent Justin Coleman to return as the nickel corner.

Richard Sherman joining the Detroit Lions' secondary absolutely makes sense as pairing him with All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay and veteran safety Glover Quin would instantly make the Motor City a No-Fly zone.

The Bucs are certainly in need of cornerback help.

Sherman has recorded a league-best 32 interceptions since entering the NFL in 2011 as a fifth-round draft pick.

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