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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
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Richard Sherman said he will probably play safety in a couple seasons and plans on retiring at 35.
Sherman said, "At some point, everybody makes the transition to safety... and I'll probably do that in a couple years or whenever the team needs." That's certainly an option -- Sherman has talked to Charles Woodson about it -- when he begins to slow down, but like he said, that's probably a couple years down the line. If Sherman plans on retiring at 35, then he thinks he has four or five more seasons before he hangs them up. Thu, Dec 6, 2018 08:24:00 PM

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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.
Thu, Nov 1, 2018 07:29:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 05:09:00 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.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 08:07:00 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.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018 04:31:00 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.
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 06:52:00 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.
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 04:43:00 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.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 02:56:00 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.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 08:35:00 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.
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 04:19:00 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.
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 08:06:00 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.
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 04:40:00 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.
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 04:08:00 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.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 03:01:00 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.
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 12:39:00 PM