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Richard Sherman says it’s ‘pretty clear’ he won’t be returning to 49ers next season

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While in December former Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman said that it would “take a miracle” for him to return to the Bay in 2021, in an interview with The Sacramento Bee earlier this week Sherman said that “it’s been made pretty clear” that he won't be re-signed by the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman says this due to him having a “Good conversation” with GM John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan about the teams plans for the offseason.

Sherman said, “It was a good conversation, nothing crazy. Just a good conversation about where they are and where I am, and their plans. We were both very positive and as good as you can be in a situation like this.”

So this is where I say the obvious thing about the former Seahawk fan favorite who plays a position of need and is now a free agent: Reunion?

I’m gonna have to say little to no chance it happens due to logistics. The NFL announced today that the salary cap will at least be $180 million, which if it ends up being that number it is right around where the Seahawks currently stand for 2021 salaries (Around $176 million according to Over the Cap).

Also, Sherman did not exactly leave town with hugs and kisses and a lot of that had to do with the current head coach of the Seahawks, who is not going anywhere.