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Richard Sherman and 49ers agree to three-year-deal

Credit: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

After getting released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, Richard Sherman has already found a home. Sherman and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a 3-year $39 million deal Saturday evening.

Sherman, who’s played his whole career at Seattle will now get to face his old team twice a year.

“Thank you for helping win championships, shape our culture and define success in Seattle,” the Seahawks said in a statement. “We love you and your unwavering competitiveness, confidence and fierce passion for football and life. For that, you will always be a Hawk!”

Sherman who was originally a 2011 fifth-round pick who wasn’t highly regarded coming out of Stanford. A converted corner from wide receiver, scouts said was too slow and stiff to play cornerback definitely proved those who doubted him wrong.

And if you’re still doubting his talent, take a look at his Pro Football Focus grades since he came into the league, beginning in 2011: 14th, fourth, ninth, fifth, ninth, 10th. And last season, despite playing in just nine games, he ranked 27th overall among all cornerbacks.

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