Richard Sherman will wear No

Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on late in the game against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

New San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman will wear the same jersey number he wore during his seven-year career with the rival Seattle Seahawks - number 25.

Sherman was released by the Seahawks last week to save $11 million in salary cap space, but as expected, the three-time first-team All-Pro cornerback did not stay a free agent for long.

Sherman is going to turn 30 at the end of March and had an impressive career in Seattle, being a four-time Pro Bowler, with three nods for the first-team All Pro series. The Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions reportedly were also interested in Sherman.

Thomas claimed that the new contract wasn't great for the former Seahawks star, and tweeted in part, "You really feel bad for Richard Sherman, but this is clearly a case of ego getting in the way of his pocket book".

So without further ado, let me tell you which five players I'm predicting the 49ers will actually sign during 2018 National Football League free agency.

When fans pointed out on Twitter that it was a good deal because it would give Sherman a chance to prove himself in a year where he's coming off an Achilles injury, Thomas disagreed. "I have a lot of people to show".

With the signing of Sherman to the divisional rival 49ers, this satisfies the biggest need for the team this offseason, which is that of the cornerback position. But now it's like I abandoned them. Come on. I'm not the one who let me go. "I didn't abandon anybody".

Sherman ended last season on injured reserve after surgery to fix a ruptured right Achilles. A more recent minor surgery was to remove bone spurs.

  • Rosalie Stanley