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Richard Sherman reveals 'vengeful' 49ers signing

12 March 2018

Richard Sherman has revenge on his mind.

Shead tore his ACL in Seattle's playoff loss to the Falcons in 2017 and only played in two games past year. Per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, that would technically require Shead's contract to toll, or to roll over to 2018 on the same terms. A slight of hand, magic trick-something not entirely new within the confines of National Football League players' contracts. As in Shead's case, that includes players on one-year deals. Richard Sherman's three-year, $39 million deal with the team is no different.

While percentages that agents are paid is largely not regulated, and depends on the contract between each athlete and their agent, it can amount to millions of dollars for the athletes who are able to earn the most lucrative deals.

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The story also quotes 49ers general manager John Lynch as saying he thought his team offered something the others couldn't - a chance to play the Seahawks twice a year. "But now it's like I abandoned them". In my former contract, no matter what I did this year, nothing would be guaranteed to me next year.

That Detroit wouldn't be willing to pony up for that puts a slight (but strong) limit on how far they're willing to go to upgrade the No. 2 cornerback position. The Seahawks released him and declined the opportunity to match the 49ers' offer.

Seattle has indicated an interest in bringing him back, but it looks like they will have some competition.

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Once released, Shead would be eligible to sign anywhere without having to wait until the start of free agency March 14. He had a visit scheduled with Detroit this week, per NFL Network.

Instead of a $5 million signing bonus, as originally reported, the bonus - the only money Sherman was guaranteed at signing - is $3 million, with another $2 million in a bonus for being on the roster the first day of training camp if he passes a physical.

The brash Sherman also didn't mince words when it came to former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, his coach at Stanford, calling him a bully. "We not playing. I can't wait to hit the field". "We'll see what happens. I have not talked directly to him about that, but we have mentioned it to him". Sherman didn't force his way out of Seattle.

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After Sherman issued a heartfelt goodbye to the 12th man Friday on social media, some of Seattle's fan base quickly turned on one of the founding members of the Legion of Boom, setting jerseys bearing his name ablaze.

Richard Sherman reveals 'vengeful' 49ers signing