49ers and CB Richard Sherman Agree to a Three-Year Deal Worth $39 Million

The 49ers added what they hope will be another piece towards a playoff team on Saturday, inking former Seahawks defensive leader Richard Sherman to a three-year deal.

Sherman was released by the Seahawks on Friday. He comes to the Niners with a new hashtag hoping to catch on with a new hashtag – #ShermInTheBay.

“I’m thankful to John [Lynch, 49ers GM] and Kyle [Shanahan, 49ers coach] for believing in me,” Sherman told Anderson. “Some smaller details still getting ironed out, but #ShermInTheBay.”

The 49ers had met with Sherman earlier Saturday and wanted to make sure he is healing well from a torn Achilles in one leg and a bone spur in the other. On Friday, Sherman told Anderson that he will be back running on the treadmill next week.

Sherman and the 49ers both expect that he will be ready for training camp, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who first reported the agreement between the sides.

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