Seattle Times pays tribute to former Stanford cornerback Richard Sherman


And if both sides like what each has to say and demonstrate, the two parties are expected to try to get a contract done before Sherman even visits another team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Sherman, who will turn 30 on March 30, is coming off a season-ending Achilles tear, as well as a surgical procedure on his other Achilles.

National Football League rumors present some shocking news about #Richard Sherman and the #San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have over $60 million in salary cap space after re-signing six players this offseason, including Sherman's former Seahawks teammate Cassius Marsh, a defensive end.

I spoke to Richard Sherman last night, he told me after being informed of his release by the #Seattle Seahawks, he has received preliminary interest from the #49ers, #Titans, #Lions, #Raiders, #Texans, #Bucs and #Packers.

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Can you imagine Richard Sherman and Darius Slay as the Detroit Lions starting cornerbacks? The recovery timeline for an injury like that is generally 10 to 12 months, which means Sherman might not be ready for the beginning of the 2018 season.

Sherman's main surgery was completed by Dr. Robert Anderson, whose practice is located in Green Bay just around the corner from Lambeau Field. He ranted against Michael Crabtree, whom he termed a "sorry" and "mediocre" receiver, after he tipped a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for Crabtree to seal a win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game after the 2013 season.

Maybe they were hoping Sherman's age and injury status would flatten his market.

Of course, the 49ers are only going to sign Sherman if they're satisfied with his health and there's no guarantee that's going to happen.