Will Richard Sherman's foray into free agency be brief?
The Pats have needs elsewhere, but pairing Sherman with Stephon Gilmore would give the team perhaps the best cornerback duo in the National Football League (although Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib on the Rams will be hard to top).
According to another report, the 49ers aren't the only team interested in Sherman. But if a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson is to be believed, New England might not even kick the tires on the four-time All-Pro.
Sherman is coming off season-ending Achilles surgery and also recently underwent a cleanup on his other Achilles. He has said that he plans to be running at full speed some time next month and will be ready to play by training camp.More news: Oil Prices Rebound After EIA Reports Build In Crude Inventories
Seattle plays the 49ers twice every season in the NFC West.
Apparently, at least one other team has "reached out" as NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting the cornerback will be meeting with the Lions next week. Sherman went viral in January 2014 for using that same quote, which comes from Game of Thrones.
Sherman, taken in the fifth round out of Stanford in 2011, became a starter six games into his rookie season and was rarely off the field for the Seahawks until suffering a torn Achilles tendon against Arizona on November 9, teaming with free safety Earl Thomas and strong safety Kam Chancellor to form the core of a secondary that would soon become known as the Legion of Boom and within two years helped lead the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl. Saleh has implemented a defensive system that is similar to the Seahawks. He can now sign anywhere - including the Seahawks - without having to wait until the start of free agency on March 14.