49ers to meet with Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman thanks Seahawks'Memories to last a lifetime

Richard Sherman thanks Seahawks'Memories to last a lifetime

It might create a tough sight for Seahawks' fans: Sherman wearing a San Francisco 49ers uniform.

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

He also turned his tongue to players.

But maybe Detroit's "preliminary interest" in Sherman signals that they're about to be more active in the veteran cornerback market than we thought.

Sherman, who turns 30 later this month, was released after seven seasons in Seattle.

Sherman balked at that so the Seahawks instead explored trade options.

Bringing in a player of Sherman's stature would send a strong message that the Panthers want to make another Super Bowl in the final season for Davis and center Ryan Kalil, both of whom have said they will retire after 2018.

According to somebody who was at the restaurant, Shanahan dined with Sherman and his wife at Nick's Next Door restaurant in Los Gatos tonight. He has since undergone surgery on his other Achilles.

General manager John Lynch recently noted it doesn't take a "savant" to see the 49ers need cornerbacks.

Apparently, at least one other team has "reached out" as NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting the cornerback will be meeting with the Lions next week. If he can return to form he is still one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

The cost-cutting moves will give the Seahawks an estimated $38 million in available salary cap space - they had $13 million at the beginning of the week.

Sherman has been a free agent for less than 24 hours. Last year's starter Brent Grimes is also a free agent though the Bucs have expressed interest in re-signing him.

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