Sherman on decision to join 49ers: 'I'm vengeful in that way'

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However, of note, Sherman told ESPN's Josina Anderson that the deal is worth "up to $39.15 million".

Richard Sherman acknowledged he had made a "vengeful" choice in signing for the San Francisco 49ers after his Seattle Seahawks release. Sherman did not want to leave, yet a minority of moron Seahawks fans blamed the Legion of Boom member for getting fired and became the latest pinheads to burn a player's jersey in effigy.

The New York Giants have formally cut veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after the two sides were unable to rework his contract. Richard said, "What if I'm voted to the Pro Bowl and I can't go because we're in the Super Bowl?' We thought, He's right".

"Richard is one of the premier competitors Kyle and I have ever encountered", 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement.

The San Francisco 49ers are running dangerously close to becoming the NFL team that has the biggest off-season glow-up, but they'll have to outdo the Cleveland Browns who appear to be shaking up the entire league. Sherman also had a cleanup surgery on his opposite ankle during the offseason. Before the craziness of free agency gets under way and reshapes the landscape of the National Football League, I wanted to give the whole seven-round mock draft one more go-around.

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Sherman smiled. "I've been at the 1-yard line before", he said, "and it didn't go so well". Sherman has made it clear he will be ready for the beginning of training camp and return to his Pro Bowl status, both of which would put money in his pocket.

San Francisco was able to land Sherman because another deal for a top cornerback fell through.

Responding to Lynch's comments, Sherman said: "I'm vengeful in that way.", before explaining his sudden will to stick it to Seattle stemmed from some of the more questionable actions of fans who burned his jersey after learning of his departure.

The brash Sherman also didn't mince words when it came to former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, his coach at Stanford, calling him a bully.

"I don't think any agent in the business could have done a better job of negotiating this contract", Sherman told King on Sunday night. The opportunity to play against his former team twice a season certainly factored in to Sherman's free agency decision. And while Sherman was listening to offers from other teams, he knew it was likely now or never to get the deal he wanted from San Francisco.

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