Richard Sherman has talked with 49ers, Seahawks, Saints, Raiders
Cornerback Richard Sherman. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman may be taking his time finding a new team, but that’s not due to a lack of interest. Speaking to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, the five-time Pro Bowler revealed that he’s had talks with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and Las Vegas Raiders, via ESPN’s Field Yates.

None of these teams are overly surprising. Despite making it clear that he was ready to move on from San Francisco, Sherman has respect for Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, so it makes sense that he’s considering the team where he spent the past three years. Sherman also recently said that he’d be open to a reunion with the Seahawks, and the Seahawks could use a corner who is familiar with the defense, seeing as they lost Shaquill Griffin to the Jaguars in free agency.

The Saints were also said to have interest in Sherman last month, though that’ll require some creative accounting given their cap situation. Also, a few days after that report, the Saints re-upped defensive back P.J. Williams on a one-year, $2.3M deal. Sherman hasn’t been previously connected to the Raiders, but he seems like a natural fit with the city and head coach.

The Stanford product was limited to only five games this past year and recently turned 33, but he was a second-team All-Pro in 2019. He’ll be an interesting gamble for a team, as he’s past his prime and coming off an injury-plagued year but also played at a very high level not too long ago. The veteran has indicated that he’d like to play two more years.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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