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Richard Sherman agrees to a 3-year deal with the 49ers

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The Lions never got their shot to woo the All-Pro corner.

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After a wild day in which the Detroit Lions looked like mild contenders, then serious contenders, than not-so-serious contenders for All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, the day ended pretty much as expected.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers are signing Sherman to a three-year deal:

Details on the contract have not been released yet, but obviously the Lions never got the opportunity to make their pitch during the scheduled visit next week. UPDATE: Sherman is getting $39 million over three years:

Sherman will instead stay in the NFC West and will face off twice a year against the Seahawks team that just released him on Friday.

As for the Lions, they reportedly have already set up a meeting with another Seahawks defensive back, DeShawn Shead. Shead is expected to be released on Monday. Here’s a sense of what the Lions could get in Shead if they were to land him:

Given the Lions’ aggressiveness in seeking a cornerback in the free agency market, it seems unlikely now that the Lions will re-sign both DJ Hayden and Nevin Lawson. Both are set to become free agents next week.