NFL Notes: Richard Sherman, Draft, 49ers, Chargers


Richard Sherman

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman was asked about the trade rumors that recently surfaced that teams have contacted Seattle about his availability.

I wouldn’t want to leave this city and my guys, but I understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change,” Sherman told Gee Scott of 710 ESPN.


  • Alabama TE O.J. Howard worked out for the Panthers and is scheduled to visit the Jaguars and Bears. (Connor Orr)
  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he has not had any workouts or visits with the Saints since meeting with them at the NFL Combine. (Rod Walker)
  • Florida State G Kareem Are has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Raiders, a workout with the Giants and invites to local pro days for the Jets and Giants. (Mike Kaye)
  • Colts GM Chris Ballard met with Houston LB Tyus Bowser and CB Brandon Wilson on Wednesday. (Tony Pauline)
  • Wyoming RB Brian Hill will visit with the Vikings next week. (Darren Wolfson)
  • The Jets are sending DBs coach Dennard Wilson to work out Jackson State CB Zavian Bingham. (Riley Auman)
  • The Jets met with North Carolina WR Bug Howard and QB Mitch Trubisky on Thursday. (Interstate of Green)


  • 49ers DE Dekoda Watson‘s three-year, $6 million deal includes a $5 million base salary, $1 million signing bonus, a $12,500 bonus for per game activity, and a $50,000 workout base de-escalator towards 2018 and 2019. (Aaron Wilson)
  • In addition, the 49ers have a team option on Watson’s contract for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Gary Davenport of B/R mentions Buccaneers RFA DE Jacquies Smith as a bargain free agent option the 49ers should consider.


  • The Los Angeles Chargers announced that they have hired former RB Ladanian Tomlinson as a special assistant to the owner.
  • Gary Davenport names veteran free agent CB Alterraun Verner as an affordable player on the open market that the Chargers should pursue.

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