Sheman (Achilles) will take part in individual drills for the next couple of days and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Sherman will reportedly spend his intermission between minicamp and training camp focusing on staying in shape as he prepares for his eighth NFL campaign int he defensive backfield. However, it will mark his first season with a team other than the Seahawks and it remains to be seen how he will bounce back from an injury that can have lasting effects on a player.
Sherman (Achilles) was not practicing at the start of the Seahawks' OTAs on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sherman posted a video of himself sprinting on the field just under a week ago, but there is still no reason for the cornerback to rush back from the torn Achilles he suffered last season in order to participate in voluntary workouts. Sherman was originally aiming for a return in either May or June, so his first legitimate shot at practicing will likely be during the team's mandatory minicamp that starts June 12.
Sherman (Achilles) posted a video Wednesday on his personal instagram account featuring him sprinting on the field.
When the Niners reeled in Sherman in free agency in March, the hope was he would be ready for full activities at some point between May and June. While he'll need a little more time before being ready for full-contact practice, the fact that Sherman is running at full speed bodes well for his odds of being ready for the start of training camp in late July.
Sherman (Achilles) is hoping to be back on the field come May or June, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
The newly acquired 49er expects to be ready to go for training camp after tearing his Achilles last November. Sherman even has a $2 million roster bonus in place on his self-negotiated contract if he can pass his physical before Nov. 11, the final day teams can activate a player from the physically unable to perform list. Look for more updates on his progress to come throughout the offseason as he adjusts to his new home.
Sherman was informed of his release by the Seahawks on Friday and wasted no time in finding a new team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the deal is for $39 million -- an annual average which tops the $11 million he was set to be due by Seattle -- although the guaranteed money is not yet known. The Stanford product brings an immediate veteran presence to a young 49ers secondary, however it remains to be seen how much of an effect the Achilles injury will have on Sherman, who turns 30 at the end of March.
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