Saints Interested In Richard Sherman

The Saints are in a terrible cap situation, but that’s never stopped GM Mickey Loomis before. Loomis has been manipulating the cap like a madman, and he’s apparently comfortable enough in his process to still be pursuing some big name free agents.

New Orleans is “among the teams expressing interest” in Richard Sherman, sources told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link). As Pelissero points out there’s a coaching connection here, as current Saints defensive backs coach Kris Richard was Sherman’s DBs coach and then later defensive coordinator in Seattle.

The Saints released fellow cornerback Janoris Jenkins last week, so Sherman could theoretically slide in nicely opposite Marshon Lattimore in the secondary. Sherman and the 49ers had been appearing headed for divorce since late last season, and that was confirmed for certain last month. 

Sherman will turn 33 later this month, but was a second-team All-Pro with San Francisco as recently as 2019. A calf injury cost him most of this past season, and he ended up playing in only five games. He does have somewhat of a history of lower leg injuries, but had only played in less than 14 games once prior to last year.

Either way, it doesn’t sound like his relatively advanced age is scaring that many teams away. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of deal he lands, from the Saints or whoever else.

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6 comments on “Saints Interested In Richard Sherman

  1. Tatsumaki

    Don’t see it. Raiders have the space and the need. Or a team like chargers also have space and need.

    • ruckus727

      You might not see it. Richard Sherman might though. And his opinion is a little more important than yours.

      • Tatsumaki

        Ruckus727 didn’t ask for your uninformed opinion. Money talks and saints don’t have any if haven’t noticed they are currently 40 million over the cap. They aren’t close to winning as well and that’s a fact as the bucs were greater with brees and brees has now retired. Goodluck simp

  2. sportznut1000

    Yeah i mean the saints are soooooo far over the cap its nuts. I dont see it happening either

  3. sportznut1000

    Even if sherman was willing to take a team friendly deal. Why would he want to join a team 40 mil over the cap whos hall of fame qb just retired? Saints are probably on their way to full rebuild mode

  4. losangeles337

    The Saints are only about 5 million over the cap after signing James Hurst, Jameis Winston and trading Malcolm Brown. link to overthecap.com. The Saints can create another $20+ million in space via a couple more cuts (e.g., Patrick Robinson and Latavius Murray) and by signing Lattimore, Ramczyk and Marcus Williams to long-term extensions.

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