Free agent CB Richard Sherman to meet with 49ers on Saturday

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman runs after he intercepted a pass rom Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson late in the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle. The Seahawks

While Sherman's first stop is the San Francisco 49ers, there are several teams vying for his services.

The Seahawks also released cornerback Jeremy Lane, another move that had been long rumored.

Of course, this is all dependent on Sherman actually leaving Northern California without a contract.

Sherman balked at that so the Seahawks instead explored trade options.

So while some Lions fans are hoping what could be with Sherman possibly coming here, others want to avoid the risk.

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

One of the most accomplished cornerbacks of his generation, Sherman made four Pro Bowls and was named a first-team All-Pro three times during his seven seasons with the Seahawks, who drafted him in the fifth round out of Stanford in 2011. On March 1, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he expected Sherman to remain in walking boot for a few more weeks. The team has a talented corner in Darius Slay. But some players, including former Panthers defenders Jon Beason and Charles Godfrey, needed two seasons before they returned to their pre-Achilles surgery form.

The releases of Sherman and Lane leave Seattle's cornerback spot with some uncertainty heading into free agency. He leads the National Football League with 32 interceptions since 2011 and is a four-time Pro Bowler.

Add cornerback to the Carolina Panthers' list of offseason needs after Friday's news that they're trading third-year CB Daryl Worley to the Philadelphia Eagles for wideout Torrey Smith.

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