Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers to meet today

Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers to meet today

Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers to meet today

While Sherman spent most of his Friday and Saturday in meetings with the 49ers, he is reportedly scheduled to visit the Lions next week.

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman (25) eats turkey during a TV interview on the field after the San Francisco 49ers' lost 19-3 in their National Football League game against Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

In fact, The Athletic first reported that Sherman had dinner with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday night.

Adam Schefter of ESPN added to the situation reporting Sherman will meet with the team on Saturday to negotiate a potential contract.

The Bucs are certainly in need of cornerback help.

Sherman is also expected to undergo a physical and meet with team doctors to talk about the Achilles tendon he tore past year, NFL Network reported.

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Sherman is obviously familiar with the Bay Area, having played five years at Stanford. Signing with the 49ers would keep him on the West Coast and also near where he went to college.

Yet, the 49ers are expected to be cautious when evaluating Sherman after an Achilles injury sidelined him for the final seven games last season.

Sherman's release was a cost-cutting move. The release of Lane saves Seattle $4.75 million against the cap in 2018 assuming it is not made with a post-June 1 designation. has Seattle at just under $31 million for 2018 after Friday.

Sherman, if healthy, could be an immediate starter in a 49ers scheme that resembles the Seahawks' version under 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, a former Seahawks assistant.

Josina Anderson expanded on Schefter's report with a list of teams who have shown initial interest.

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