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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 (heel) is expected to play in Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Sherman was absent for Thursday's practice but returned Friday and wasn't listed on the team's final injury report. He'll be tasked with slowing down Tyreek Hill and the red-hot Chiefs offense in Week 3. Sep 21 - 10:17 AM

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Richard Sherman (hamstring) will make his preseason debut Saturday against the Colts.

Despite missing the early part of camp with a hamstring injury, Sherman has no interest in being eased in and hopes to play the entire first half on Saturday. This will be Sherman's first game action since Week 10 of last season when he went down with a ruptured Achilles.
Aug 24 - 2:57 PM

Richard Sherman (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis Sunday.

Sherman missed the last week of practice, including the team's preseason opener versus Dallas Thursday. Now healthy, the staff will slowly bring him back into the mix during camp. It would still be shocking to see him suit up in the Niners' next preseason game against the Steelers Thursday.
Aug 12 - 1:54 PM

Richard Sherman (hamstring) will be sidelined "at least" one week.

Sherman exited Friday's practice with hamstring tightness and will miss "at least" one week of camp. The aim is that he can return progressively, which means he'll be inactive for the Niners' first preseason game versus Dallas Thursday. Sherman will be re-evaluated next week.
Aug 5 - 1:09 PM

Richard Sherman left Friday's practice due to hamstring tightness.

He pulled up while defending Pierre Garcon during team drills. Sherman will get checked out, though the injury isn't thought to be serious. The Niners have the day off from practice on Saturday.
Aug 3 - 3:31 PM

Richard Sherman (Achilles) has been cleared for the start of training camp.

Sherman was limited to individual work at OTAs. He'll get scheduled days off early in camp but it's been a faster than expected recovery for Sherman after going down last Week 10. Sherman remains on track to be 100 percent for Week 1.
Jul 25 - 2:10 PM

Richard Sherman (Achilles') has been cleared for individual work in minicamp and is expected to be "full speed" for training camp.

Speaking last month, Sherman said he expected to be ready for camp. That would be a swift recovery after Sherman went down last Week 10, but all signs have suggested he will indeed be ready. Sherman turned 30 in March.
Jun 12 - 3:16 PM

Richard Sherman (Achilles') expects to be ready for training camp but expects the 49ers to be "overly cautious."

Sherman is correct that he will likely be eased into camp. It's possible, if not likely, that he is held out of the entire preseason. Sherman has progressed to jogging on the field in his rehab. He turned 30 in March.
May 17 - 1:51 PM

Speaking at his introductory press conference with the 49ers on Tuesday, Richard Sherman (Achilles) said he expects to be back on the field by May or June.

He's recovering from a ruptured Achilles and also had surgery to remove bone spurs earlier this offseason. If Sherman's timetable is accurate, he should be healthy well in advance of training camp and might even be back for the very end of OTAs. The four-time All-Pro selection defected to the rival Niners after being let go by Seattle earlier this month.
Mar 20 - 3:19 PM

The only guaranteed portion of Richard Sherman's three-year, $39 million contract is his $3 million signing bonus.

Sherman has been representing himself, so this contract is sure to be criticized by the agent community. So if Sherman doesn't recover smoothly from his Achilles' surgeries, the 49ers could conceivably release him before the season and be on the hook for only $3 million. Sherman also agreed to turn $6 million of his total potential earnings into per-game roster bonuses, paid only if Sherman is on the active, game-day roster. It's an incredibly team-friendly deal.
Mar 11 - 11:34 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Richard Sherman is expected to be ready for training camp.

Sherman underwent surgery on his torn Achilles in mid-November. The operation comes with a 6-8 month recovery, putting his return somewhere between mid-May and mid-July. Sherman did take a physical during his meeting with the 49ers and all signs point to him participating in camp.
Mar 10 - 9:31 PM

49ers signed CB Richard Sherman, formerly of the Seahawks, to a three-year, $39.15 million contract.

The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus. It took Sherman just over 24 hours to land a new team after being let go by the Seahawks on Friday. Some thought Sherman would have to settle for a one-year, prove-it deal coming off a torn Achilles, but obviously the Niners had no qualms about his health. The 29-year-old has been one of the league's best corners since arriving as a fifth-round pick in 2011 and gives San Francisco's secondary an immediate boost. It's a homecoming of sorts for Sherman, who played collegiately at Stanford. By staying in the NFC West, Sherman will get to suit up against his former mates twice a year.
Mar 10 - 7:54 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the 49ers are discussing a three-year deal with free agent Richard Sherman.

Sherman has been meeting with San Francisco since 4 PM ET. The up-and-coming Niners are a strong fit for Sherman, who played his college ball at nearby Stanford. Clearly San Francisco has no concern over Sherman's torn Achilles, which sidelined him for the final seven games of 2017. It looks like the 49ers are doing everything they can to lock Sherman up before he meets with other teams next week.
Mar 10 - 6:59 PM's Tom Pelissero reports free agent Richard Sherman was still meeting with the 49ers on Saturday, but that he has scheduled a visit with the Lions.

The 49ers seem to be working hard on keeping Sherman in town but visiting Detroit would be an easy way to increase his leverage. Sherman is serving as his own agent during the process. Sherman would be aligning with Matt Patricia in Detroit, who has extensive experience scheming for alpha No. 1 corners.
Mar 10 - 2:56 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Richard Sherman's first visit is with the 49ers and "there's a real chance it's his last."

The 49ers reportedly "want to make sure" Sherman is healing from his Achilles' injury. If his recovery is going well they will try to get a contract done. Sherman has also received "preliminary interest" from the Titans, Lions, Raiders, Texans, Bucs, and Packers. The 49ers are a rapidly improving team with plenty of cap space. They also play a similar defensive scheme to Seattle under DC Robert Saleh and will get to match up against Sherman's former team twice a year. This seems to be nearly a perfect match.
Mar 10 - 9:07 AM

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