Seahawks likely to release CB Richard Sherman

Mae Harvey
March 11, 2018

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.

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.

In fact, The Athletic first reported that Sherman had dinner with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday night.

The Seahawks officially announced the move Friday and thanked Sherman in a statement that read: "Thank you for helping win championships, shape our culture and define success in Seattle".

If he joined the 49ers, Sherman would also be reunited with his partner for one of the most famous plays in Seattle sports history - Malcolm Smith. Also pursuing Sherman are the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.

For Sherman, there's multiple upsides to signing with the 49ers.

Ten months after spoiling the 49ers' Super Bowl quest, Sherman ruined their Thanksgiving.

If Sherman and the 49ers can't work out a deal on Saturday, then we'll likely see the Richard Sherman free agency tour go into full swing over the next few weeks.

Sherman, 29, is coming off a 2017 campaign that saw him miss seven games with an Achilles injury.

"I want to go to a contender", Sherman said. It's the ideal trifecta of reasons for the four-time Pro Bowler to end up in San Francisco.

No player more than Sherman reflected the intensity of the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry when the NFC West rivals jostled from 2011-13 was at its zenith.

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