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After being released by Seahawks, Richard Sherman signs with 49ers

After being released by Seahawks, Richard Sherman signs with 49ers

After being released on Friday by the Seahawks, cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to a three-year contact with the San Francisco 49ers, reports ESPN.

Free-giant cornerback told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Saturday that the deal is worth up to $39.15 million. After being released on Friday, the 49ers met with Sherman early Saturday and wanted to make sure he’s healing well from a torn Achilles on his right foot and a bone spur on his left. Sherman told Anderson on Friday that he will be back on the treadmill next week.

“I’m thankful to John [Lynch, 49ers GM] and Kyle [Shanahan, 49ers coach] for believing in me,” Sherman told Anderson. “Some smaller details still getting ironed out, but #ShermInTheBay.”

Sherman is one of the most accomplished cornerbacks of his generation, having made four Pro Bowls and named a first-team All-Pro three times during his seven season run with the Seahawks, who originally drafted him in the fifth round in 2011.

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