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Packers In On Richard Sherman, But He’s In San Francisco

The Green Bay Packers have shown interest in cornerback Richard Sherman, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. However, Sherman has started his free agent tour with the San Francisco 49ers.

Sherman was in San Francisco Friday night for dinner and is meeting with the 49ers on Saturday.

It’s unknown if Sherman will take multiple meetings before making a decision like free agent defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson has decided to do. He might just want to stick it to the Seahawks by signing with a division rival, so he can play against them twice a year. It’s also notable that Sherman played his college ball at nearby Stanford and is originally from Los Angeles. It’s entirely possible he wants to stay on the west coast.

Then there’s Sherman’s requirements for a new team — a great quarterback and a comfortable fit. Of the teams mentioned, the Packers obviously have the best quarterback. The Lions, Raiders and 49ers would follow. You can throw out the Buccaneers and Titans. I couldn’t see Detroit being a fit for Sherman.

So that probably narrows the list to the two Bay Area-teams and the Packers. Of course, the Raiders will be moving to Vegas in 2020.

The Packers obviously have a big need at cornerback. They had a need before trading Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns and now that position of weakness is a gaping hole.

What is interesting is that the market is so strong for Sherman, considering he’s coming off an Achilles injury. So we’ll see if the Packers get a meeting.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. Big B March 10, 2018

    No, no, no. Don’t focus on the name- this isn’t 2013. The last thing the Packers should do is spend $ on a veteran in decline coming off an Achilles repair in November and an opposite side debridement last month. Go with youth/upside: Colvin, Butler or Johnson.

  2. Dave The Lions Fan March 10, 2018

    You couldn’t see Sherman being a fit in Detroit? He’d be playing in a secondary with All-Pros Darius Slay and Glover Quin and a Matt Patricia system, very similar to the Patriots and BB.

    The Packers roster isn’t good and that was proven when Rodgers went down. Has a losing record and needed OT to beat the Browns and Bucs. Got shut out against Baltimore. You also don’t have the money for Sherman as of now. It makes less sense for him to be in Green Bay.

  3. PF4L March 10, 2018

    Going by his dealings with Garropollo, i wouldn’t be surprised if Lynch doesn’t let Sherman leave until he signs. Upping the ante until he inks him.

    So far it seems, if Lynch wants somebody, he stays focused. But will he overpay to reach that end, is the question.

    Personally i, like many others, don’t like Sherman.

    But….even though statistically, Sherman’s best years are behind him. He’d be a serious upgrade for us.

  4. Bob March 10, 2018

    Sounds like Sherman will be a 49er. Rumor is he is working on a 3year deal with them.