SEAHAWKS have released star cornerback Richard Sherman, completing a dramatic overhaul of one of the more successful defences in recent National Football League history.
Sherman was released with a failed physical designation which allows him to be eligible for a $1.15 million injury guarantee if he never plays again.
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If Sherman's market doesn't develop like expected, then perhaps the team could be in play, but as it stands now they are not interested.
Sherman, a Stanford alum who will turn 30 on March, is recovering from a torn right Achilles tendon he sustained in November, an injury that caused him to miss games for the first time in his seven-year career.
Still, the Patriots would be well-served to explore the possibility of bringing Sherman into the fold.
According to somebody who was at the restaurant, Shanahan dined with Sherman and his wife at Nick's Next Door restaurant in Los Gatos tonight.
Sherman had surgery to fix his right Achilles in November.
Although the 49ers are in desperate need of a strong cornerback, there are some concerns about Sherman's health and age.
The Colts may be looking for a number one cornerback in free agency.
Sherman has been a free agent for less than 24 hours. The 49ers have over $60 million in salary cap space after re-signing six players this offseason, including Sherman's former Seahawks teammate Cassius Marsh, a defensive end.