Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
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Free agent CB Richard Sherman to meet with 49ers on Saturday

Free agent CB Richard Sherman to meet with 49ers on Saturday

Sherman, who has been meeting with the 49ers since Friday night, visited with team officials on Saturday.

Sherman's release was a cost-cutting move.

Sherman would be an ideal fit for Los Angeles' defense as he would be able to reunite with his former defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley, and provide yet another talented player in their secondary.

The Seahawks had wanted Sherman to stay in 2018, but due to concerns of his age (he turns 30 later this month) and his Achilles injury had recently approached him about restructuring his contract and taking a pay cut. Or perhaps it's Sherman, a rangy 6-foot-3 cornerback who looks to recapture his top form after tearing his right Achilles tendon in November.

Even if Sherman does not sign with the 49ers immediately it seems pretty clear a return to the Seahawks on a lesser deal than he had isn't first on Sherman's agenda.


The 29-year-old spent the first seven seasons of his National Football League career with the Seahawks, including their Super Bowl winning season of 2013. On March 1, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he expected Sherman to remain in walking boot for a few more weeks. Sherman expects to be ready for the regular season but could be limit in August for training camp and parts of the preseason.

The releases of Sherman and Lane leave Seattle's cornerback spot with some uncertainty heading into free agency. The team has a talented corner in Darius Slay.

He also turned his tongue to players.

While T.J. Carrie was the best cornerback the team had last season, he comes into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. The Seahawks will add $11 million in salary cap space for 2018 with his departure.

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