Sherman (calf) has been ruled out for San Francisco's regular-season finale against Seattle, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. It's now confirmed the five-time Pro Bowler will miss back-to-back games to close out his third campaign with the 49ers. Sherman sat out just three combined games over his first two years with the team, but a calf injury has held the 32-year-old to five appearances in 2020. With the veteran set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, it remains to be seen if Sherman has played his last game as a 49er.
Sherman (calf) has been ruled out ahead of Saturday's game against the Cardinals. With San Francisco mathematically eliminated from NFC playoff contention, there's lessened motivation to rush back the three-time All-Pro. Sherman endured a calf injury earlier in the season that cost him nine games, and with yet another issue having surfaced, it's possible he's suited up for the last time as a 49er. The 32-year-old's contract is up at the end of 2020, while San Francisco sits at 16th in cap space moving into next season.
Sherman (calf) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice. Sherman reported calf soreness after this past Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys. The veteran cornerback already missed nine games this year due to a calf injury, so there is expected concern about his health. As a result, Sherman's status for the rest of the season is in question, per Cam Inman of The Mercury News. The 32-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March and he has already stated that it would be a "miracle" if he re-signed with the 49ers this offseason. With the playoffs out of reach, Sherman may be best served by sitting out and ensuring he's at 100 percent next season.
Sherman posted seven tackles (six solo), a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams. After 10 games on IR, Sherman made his presence known in his return to the lineup with his 36th career interception. It was immediately a boost to the 49ers' defense, which held Jared Goff to a season-low 198 passing yards to combine with no touchdowns and two picks. Sherman will look to keep it rolling in another tough matchup against the Bills in Week 13.
Sherman (calf) is active heading into the 49ers' Week 12 matchup against the Rams. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Sunday morning that Sherman was expected to face Los Angeles, rendering his activation for Week 12 a welcomed formality. The three-time All-Pro cornerback has been unavailable since suiting up in the season opener against Arizona, making his return a long-awaited boost for a 4-6 San Francisco team that is desperate for a divisional win. He'll be tested from the start after the Rams had two receivers -- Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods -- go for 130-plus receiving yards (with a TD catch from Woods) last Monday night against the Buccaneers.
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