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Richard Sherman | Defensive Back | #25

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (154) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Richard Sherman (calf, heel) is officially active for the 49ers Week 9 game against the Raiders.
Sherman was able to beat a short week. Last week, the veteran corner logged all 66 defensive snaps but that will be tougher to do with just a few days of rest between games this time around. Nov 1 - 7:29 PM

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Richard Sherman (calf, heel) is questionable for Week 9 against the Raiders.

Sherman looked no worse for the wear in his return last week, playing all 66 defensive snaps in a loss to Arizona. The short week doesn't afford him much recovery time, but we're betting he'll be out there on Thursday night.
Oct 31 - 5:09 PM

Richard Sherman (questionable, calf) is expected to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals.

This was the expected outcome for Sherman, who was a limited participant at all three practices this week. Sherman isn't the fleetest of foot these days but he's still one of the league's better defenders. Though seven weeks, the first-year Niner holds PFF's No. 27 coverage grade out of 112 qualifiers at cornerback.
Oct 28 - 8:07 AM

Richard Sherman (calf) is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

Sherman was limited in practice all week. He was close to playing in Week 7, so he should return Sunday. Sherman playing would be a downgrade to Christian Kirk's matchup.
Oct 26 - 4:31 PM

Updating an earlier report, Richard Sherman (calf) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

It was previously reported that Sherman had missed practice but apparently he did enough to draw a limited tag. Sherman has been battling a calf issue for weeks. Greg Mabin filled in for him in Week 7.
Oct 24 - 6:52 PM

Richard Sherman (calf) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Sherman sat out after being a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams and now he's starting this week off on the wrong foot. With Jimmie Ward (hamstring) also banged up, San Francisco's' secondary is in rough shape.
Oct 24 - 4:43 PM

49ers declared Richard Sherman (calf) inactive for Week 7 against the Rams.

Sherman was considered a game-time decision after being downgraded to a DNP in Friday's practice. His absence comes at a terrible time with the Rams coming to town, especially with Jimmie Ward (hamstring) also out. Jared Goff is an elite play this week. The 49ers also declared Dante Pettis (knee), OL Josh Garnett, DL Jullian Taylor, OL Shon Coleman, and DL D.J. Jones inactive.
Oct 21 - 2:56 PM

Richard Sherman (questionable, calf) will be a game-time decision against the Rams in Week 7.

Sherman started the week as a limited practice participant but was downgraded to DNP at Friday's session. That's an ominous sign for his Week 7 status, though Sherman has played through worse injuries than this. Among Rams receivers, Brandin Cooks would benefit the most from Sherman's absence.
Oct 21 - 8:35 AM

Richard Sherman (calf) is questionable for Week 7 against the Rams.

Sherman was listed this way last week and wound up playing his usual amount of snaps in a loss to Green Bay. Though he doesn't shadow much anymore, Sherman could still see a bit of Brandin Cooks on Sunday.
Oct 19 - 4:19 PM

Richard Sherman (questionable, calf) is expected to play Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Sherman is back after sitting out last week's game with a strained calf. The veteran had been expected to miss "a few weeks," but obviously he recovered sooner than expected. Sherman isn't a burner at this stage of his career (speed was never a big part of his game), but that hasn't stopped him from earning PFF's No. 9 cornerback grade this year. The cerebral defender will look to make life difficult for rookie quarterback Josh Rosen on Sunday.
Oct 7 - 8:06 AM

Richard Sherman (calf) is questionable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Sherman returned to practice on Thursday and is anxious to get back on the field after sitting out last week's game with a calf injury. The first-year Niner has gotten off to a good start this year, earning PFF's No. 9 grade among cornerbacks. His return would send Ahkello Witherspoon back to the bench.
Oct 5 - 4:40 PM

Richard Sherman (calf) will return to practice on Thursday.

It will be his first practice since going down with a calf strain in Week 3. Sherman attributes his rapid recovery to a "fresh leg program." We could see him in action Sunday against Arizona.
Oct 4 - 4:08 PM

49ers declared CB Richard Sherman, WR RIchie James Jr., S Jaquiski Tartt, G Joshua Garnett, OL Najee Toran, DL Jullian Taylor, and T Shon Coleman inactive for Week 4's game against the Chargers.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Sherman will miss a "few weeks" with his mild calf strain. It's a concern for a corner coming off a torn Achilles last year. Running backs Matt Breida and Alfred Morris are officially active.
Sep 30 - 3:01 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Richard Sherman will miss a "few weeks" with a calf injury.

Rapoport reports Sherman is dealing with a "mild calf strain." That is good news after he had to be helped into the locker room at halftime on Sunday, but a calf injury is a concern for a player who suffered an Achilles' tear last season. The 49ers' secondary is an injured mess right now.
Sep 24 - 12:39 PM

49ers CB Richard Sherman (calf) will have an MRI on Monday.

Sherman had to be helped off the field at halftime with his calf injury. He's likely looking at some missed time. With Jimmy Ward also going down, the 49ers are running thin in their secondary.
Sep 23 - 5:22 PM

Depth Charts

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DE1Arik Armstead
2Solomon Thomas
3Cassius Marsh
4Ronald Blair
5Jullian Taylor
DT1DeForest Buckner
2Earl Mitchell
3Sheldon Day
4D.J. Jones
MLB1Reuben Foster
2Fred Warner
3Elijah Lee
WLB1Malcolm Smith
2Brock Coyle
SLB1Mark Nzeocha
2Dekoda Watson
CB1Richard Sherman
2Ahkello Witherspoon
3K'Waun Williams
4Tarvarius Moore
5Greg Mabin
FS1Adrian Colbert
2Jimmie Ward
SS1Jaquiski Tartt
2D.J. Reed
3Marcell Harris
P1Bradley Pinion