Bucs already showing interest in Richard Sherman

Bucs already showing interest in Richard Sherman

Cornerback Richard Sherman listed the Texans as one of the teams who has already expressed interest in signing him following his release from Seattle, per ESPN's Josina Anderson.

It didn't take long for the San Francisco 49ers to reach out to the newly available Richard Sherman.

He had one season remaining on a four-year, $56 million extension he signed in 2014 after the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII.

Sherman has spent his entire career in Seattle.

Sherman said last month at the Seattle Sports Star awards that he hoped to negotiate a new deal with the Seahawks but said he was fine with the idea that he might have to move on.

Sherman is recovering from two separate surgeries on his left and right Achilles tendons.

"I plan on playing five or six more years whether it's here or elsewhere", Sherman said. Sherman went to high school in Southern California before heading to Stanford for college. Sherman expects to be ready for the regular season but could be limit in August for training camp and parts of the preseason.

The Seahawks have told Sherman they would be interested in talking to him about a new contract at less than the $11 million he was scheduled to make. He's very familiar to defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who was an assistant with the Seahawks from 2011-2013. The 49ers are a rapidly improving team with plenty of cap space. At that point, if the 49ers like what they see, the team "will try to get a contract done" and there's a "real chance" it will happen, according to ESPN. Sherman has more interceptions (32) than any defensive back drafted since joining Seattle.