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Sherman to meet with 49ers on Saturday

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Jeannette Daniel | 11 March, 2018, 01:48

A fifth-round draft pick in 2011, Sherman has been one of the NFL's best cornerbacks since his debut.

Finally, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Lions have scheduled a visit with former Seattle Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman next week. The Seahawks saved $11 million against the 2018 salary cap by releasing Sherman.

Instead, Sherman will be traveling to San Francisco to meet with Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers.

He's currrently meeting with the San Francisco 49ers' brass and will undergo a physical with the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN adds that Sherman will have a meeting with the team today and a contract could get done. They've yet to lose with him under center. "I play at a high level".


The Packers showing interest shouldn't come as much of a shock after trading Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns on Friday.

The releases of Sherman and Lane leave Seattle's cornerback spot with some uncertainty heading into free agency.

A deal with the 49ers is no certainty, as Sherman has plenty of other options. "Sure, if the number looks right and the situation is comfortable for me and my family". That's a good progression in his recovery from a torn Achilles in one leg and a bone spur in the other. 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 joined the Packers' medical staff previous year.

The shedding of Sherman, Bennett and Lane means the Seahawks now have just eight players left on their roster from the 2013 team that won the Super Bowl under contract for the 2018 season - quarterback Russell Wilson, receiver Doug Baldwin, linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, Chancellor, Thomas, Avril, and punter Jon Ryan.

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