clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Free agency rumors: Detroit Lions have expressed interest in Richard Sherman

New, comments

The Lions apparently are considering adding Richard Sherman.

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, we polled Detroit Lions fans to see if they were interested in adding veteran cornerback Richard Sherman, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. 71 percent, including myself, said there were not interested.

The Detroit Lions apparently don’t agree, because according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, they are one of seven teams to express interest in the All-Pro defender:

If the Lions were to add Sherman to their defense, they’d have likely the best one-two punch at cornerback in the league. Darius Slay and Sherman would make a dynamic duo.

However, there are questions about Sherman’s game at age 29. It has certainly taken a small step down, but the bigger concern is coming off an achilles injury suffered in November.

Adding Sherman would push into question the immediate future of 2017 second-round pick Teez Tabor. The Lions could opt to use Tabor in the slot, but there’s a good chance he’d ride the bench again in 2018.

But before we get too ahead of ourselves with Sherman, it appears he may not last very long in free agency. According to Adam Schefter, he’s currently visiting with the 49ers, and he may not leave there:

San Francisco would be an interesting landing spot for Sherman, seeing as he wouldn’t be leaving the west coast, nor the NFC West. We’ll continue to follow the situation as it unfolds.