Richard Sherman’s free agency moving in “slow motion”

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A report this week indicated that the Saints were one of the teams expressing interest in signing cornerback Richard Sherman as a free agent, but it doesn’t sound like New Orleans or anyone else is coming on too strong.

The source for that report is Sherman himself. Sherman said on a podcast with Cris Collinsworth Tuesday and he said there’s been a very measured response from the rest of the league since the negotiating window opened on Monday.

“Well, it’s been slow motion, so far,” Sherman said, via NBCBayArea.com.” “I’ve gotten a couple of feeler calls where they’re like, ‘Hey, what are you willing to take?’ Or, ‘What are you willing to do? What are you trying to do?’ And what’s my bottom number? What’s my top number?’ Et cetera, et cetera. But nothing crazy. No firm offers or anything. I think they’re waiting for all the young guys to figure out where they’re going. Shaq Griffin, he just signed with Jacksonville, so I think it’s all about to fall out once he and William Jackson get off the floor.”

Jackson is off the floor after agreeing to a deal with Washington, but there’s been no word on progress toward a deal for Sherman on Wednesday.

8 responses to “Richard Sherman’s free agency moving in “slow motion”

  1. I still smile when I think of the look on Sherman’s face when he 1st realized Malcom Butler intercepted the ball….. Good times

  2. Kind of like how he now moves on the field… Might be some connection between those things.

  3. nhpats2011 says:
    March 17, 2021 at 1:40 pm
    I still smile when I think of the look on Sherman’s face when he 1st realized Malcom Butler intercepted the ball….. Good times

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    Very good times. What makes it better is that same face appeared later on another team. 2x the good times.

  4. A guy like Sherman can be patient. One of the teams with super bowl aspirations will get an injury close to the start of the regular season, and Sherman will start looking a whole lot better. He might not be their first choice, but if the first choice is on IR, you go to Plan B.

  5. Sammy Watkins retired him a couple years ago. He just doesn’t realize it yet.

  6. Some team will bring him to teach other young DB’s and a prime example of that would be either the Jets, Dallas, or even the Panther’s.

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