Cornerback Richard Sherman and the 49ers have reportedly started preliminary talks for the athlete’s return to San Francisco.
This is what the daily said The Sacramento Bee, Thursday.
The 33-year-old veteran is still free as the air, almost two months after the free agent market opened in the NFL. His name has also been associated with the Seattle Seahawks, the New Orleans Saints and the Las Vegas Raiders.
A return of Sherman to the 49ers seemed impossible a few months ago, but a slower, less lucrative market for players would have been a game-changer.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan also left a door open regarding Sherman’s return, during the press conference he held on the sidelines of the draft.
The footballer has spent the last three campaigns in California, where he made 34 starts and secured an invitation to the Pro Bowl game (2019). Last year Sherman was limited to just five games as he suffered a calf injury. He had 18 tackles and one interception.
Before the free agent market opened up, the Stanford University product had claimed he wanted to get on with a team that aspired to top honors and wanted to play two more seasons before hitting his cleats.