Richard Sherman describes his free agency as an "ongoing process"

Richard Sherman describes his free agency as an

Former Seahawks cornerback and current Raiders free agent target, Richard Sherman, is visiting with the 49ers Saturday. It's also questionable when Sherman would actually be available to play.

This dinner wasn't a friendly chit-chat, either, and that's because the 49ers appear to have some serious interest in bringing Sherman to San Francisco.

According to another report, the 49ers aren't the only team interested in Sherman. Sherman declined to comment after the meeting.

Sherman is obviously familiar with the Bay Area, having played five years at Stanford.

Since debuting in 2011, Sherman has become one of the most prominant cornerbacks in the league.

The team informed Sherman early in the day he would be released, and he confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press. The move was to save a lot of money and get the team under the salary cap. The release of Lane saves Seattle $4.75 million against the cap in 2018 assuming it is not made with a post-June 1 designation.

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The odds of Sherman remaining, though, may not be too high as it's thought he's excited to see what may else be out there, and that if he has to take a pay cut he'd rather do it elsewhere than in Seattle.

Maybe they were hoping Sherman's age and injury status would flatten his market.

Even if Sherman does not sign with the 49ers immediately it seems pretty clear a return to the Seahawks on a lesser deal than he had isn't first on Sherman's agenda.

Of course, the 49ers are only going to sign Sherman if they're satisfied with his health and there's no guarantee that's going to happen.

Josina Anderson expanded on Schefter's report with a list of teams who have shown initial interest.

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