Richard Sherman meeting with 49ers

NFL cornerback Richard Sherman

SEAHAWKS have released star cornerback Richard Sherman, completing a dramatic overhaul of one of the more successful defences in recent National Football League history.

It didn't take long for the San Francisco 49ers to reach out to the newly available Richard Sherman.

Sherman made All-Pro four times in seven seasons with the Seahakws, who released him with a failed-physical designation to spare $11 million on their 2018 salary cap. He will go down as one of the greatest players in team history, responsible for a tipped pass against (ironically) the 49ers in the 2014 NFC Championship game. Sherman is also somewhat familiar with the scheme run by 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Last year, he suffered an Achilles injury in Detroit's opening preseason game. In something that might resemble a worst-nightmare for fans of the #Seattle Seahawks, Sherman might be open to joining one of their rivals.

"I plan on playing five or six more years whether it's here or elsewhere", Sherman said. Sherman expects to be ready for the regular season but could be limit in August for training camp and parts of the preseason.

"I want to go to a contender", Sherman said. 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. Left behind was a sizable hole in their roster at the cornerback position that new general manager Brian Gutekunst may very well utilize free agency to fill out prior to the draft.

San Francisco started the offseason with a $137.5 million pact with impending free agent Jimmy Garoppolo. He joined the Packers' medical staff previous year. The 49ers are a rapidly improving team with plenty of cap space.

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