Richard Sherman remains to be a free agent, however it would not appear to be the 11-year professional will stay accessible a lot longer.
Sherman was arrested during the 2021 NFL offseason and has been present process remedy, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports. A number of groups throughout the NFL are exhibiting an curiosity in Sherman in wake of his progress. That features the Buccaneers, 49ers and Seahawks, all groups which have a necessity on the cornerback place.
The Buccaneers are skinny within the secondary, as Sean Murphy-Bunting is out with a dislocated elbow whereas fellow beginning cornerback, Carlton Davis, is coping with a hamstring harm. Sherman would carry wanted depth an expertise to the Tampa Bay cornerback room, so he might be a match there.
The 49ers are in an identical scenario. They misplaced No. 1 nook Jason Verrett to a torn ACL and signed Josh Norman to assist substitute him. They may signal Sherman so as to add one other bodily veteran to their cornerback room.
The Seahawks would supply Sherman a possibility to reunite with the staff that drafted him. Pete Carroll’s protection is basically counting on younger cornerbacks to hold the load, so maybe Sherman might add depth there. Or he might substitute Ahkello Witherspoon, one other former 49er who the Seahawks signed in free company after which traded to the Steelers forward of the season.
Sherman, 33, performed for the 49ers throughout the 2020 season. He performed in simply 5 video games whereas coping with a calf pressure, recording 18 tackles and one interception. He has been named an AP All-Professional thrice throughout his profession and received Tremendous Bowl 48 throughout his time with the Seahawks.
Why was Richard Sherman arrested?
Sherman was arrested throughout the 2021 NFL offseason after making an attempt to interrupt into his in-laws’ home. He confronted housebreaking home violence prices and had been behaving erratically on the evening of his arrest, as the Associated Press detailed.
Sherman was belligerent, had been consuming closely and spoke of killing himself when he left his residence within the Seattle suburb of Maple Valley late Tuesday, in keeping with police stories.
Sherman later famous that he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions and the decide launched him on his personal recognizance. The housebreaking home violence prices had been later dropped, however he’s nonetheless dealing with 4 misdemeanors.
The NFL is reviewing Sherman’s authorized scenario, per Pelissero. He’s dealing with DUI prices, which comes with a minimal three-game suspension, per the NFL’s substance abuse coverage. Nevertheless, the league normally waits to implement self-discipline till the authorized course of is full, so Sherman could possibly immediately for whichever staff indicators him.