Ten minutes before Richard Sherman’s introductory conference call with the 49ers, he was thinking about his former team, the Seattle Seahawks.
“Instead of getting upset with me for a going to a new team,” Sherman tweeted, “how about you get upset with the people who forced me to go. If one job fires you and another job offers you a great position I highly doubt most (people) would go back to the old job for a lot less money.”
Sherman clearly didn’t want to leave Seattle.
The Seahawks made him leave. Released him on March 9. Sherman ruptured his right Achilles tendon November 9 in a game against the Arizona Cardinals, and required surgery. On March 1, he had a second Achilles surgery, this time on his left Achilles. He will turn 30 on March 30.
The Seahawks didn’t want him anymore.
The 49ers didn’t want him, either. Not initially.
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