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.
Sherman (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The 49ers foreshadowed Sherman's return to the lineup by activating him from injured reserve Saturday, but Rapoport's report at least seems to confirm that the cornerback won't merely be serving as an emergency depth option for a banged-up secondary. Since Sherman missed nine straight games prior to the 49ers' Week 11 bye, however, he could be eased back into the lineup with a slightly more limited snap count than usual.
Sherman (calf) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Sherman would be activated from injured reserve this weekend and is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, so things are going according to plan to far. The veteran cornerback may need to be cleared via a pregame workout to avoid the inactive list for the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Sherman (calf) will be activated from IR and is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
The move hasn't been made official yet, but it appears Sherman will be available for the first time since Week 1. The 49ers' secondary has been quite good this year even with Sherman out of the picture, as it has given up 208.9 passing yards per game (fourth-lowest in the league). Nevertheless, Sherman's presence would be a clear boost for the unit if he's indeed able to play.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Sherman (calf) is considered day-to-day, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Sherman will need to be activated by Nov. 30; otherwise, he'll spend the rest of the season on injured reserve. It's encouraging that he received the day-to-day label, which provides him a good chance to play this Sunday against the Rams if the practice week goes well. The 49ers' pass defense has actually been quite good without Sherman, allowing just 208.9 passing yards per game (fourth-lowest in the league), but getting the five-time Pro Bowler back would be a clear upgrade to the secondary.
Sherman (calf) won't be activated from IR for Sunday's game against the Saints, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
Earlier in the week, it sounded like Sherman had a chance to play against the Saints, but the veteran cornerback will utilize the Week 11 bye to get fully healthy in hopes of returning Week 12 against the Rams. Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley are locked into starting roles for the time being, but one of the two will lose reps once Sherman returns.
Coach Kyle Shanahan believes Sherman (calf) could be ready for this week's game versus the Saints, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sherman returned to practice Monday but was originally expected to target a Week 12 return to action. However, Shanahan is "not ruling anything out" in regards to Sherman's status for this week's matchup against the Saints. It'd be a huge boost to the 49ers' secondary, but it still sounds like a long shot considering the team has a Week 11 bye week around the corner.
Sherman (calf) plans to return from injured reserve after San Francisco's Week 11 bye, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old was designated to return from injured reserve Monday and is now able to practice, but he apparently won't be ready to see the field this weekend in New Orleans. Sherman has been sidelined by the calf injury since the season opener, so it's not a major surprise he'll need a couple weeks of practice reps before reaching game readiness. The veteran cornerback should be back in action Nov. 29 against the Rams if all goes well in practice.
Sherman (calf) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The move opens a 21-day window for the veteran cornerback to practice and potentially return to the active roster. Sherman has been sidelined since he suffered the calf injury during the season opener, so he may need some practice time to get up to speed. If he isn't activated for Sunday's game at New Orleans, the 32-year-old will have an extra week to ramp up because the 49ers have their bye Week 11.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Sherman (calf) is still a few weeks away from returning, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Starting Sunday against the Patriots, San Francisco has a stretch of three games in a 12-day span, and based on Shanahan's comments, it doesn't appear that Sherman will be available for any of those contests. Instead, the 49ers are more realistically hoping that Sherman will be ready to play after the team's Week 10 bye. Sherman has been sidelined since straining his calf in the 49ers' season-opening loss to the Cardinals.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Sherman (calf) has endured "some setbacks" and isn't expected to play Sunday versus the Rams, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
The 49ers' secondary could desperately use Sherman back in the lineup, as it was torched for 350 passing yards by Ryan Fitzpatrick in this past Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Dolphins. However, the 32-year-old can't seem to shake the calf strain and is expected to miss a fifth straight game. Shanahan relayed that Sherman won't need surgery but could receive shots to help ease the inflammation issues that have caused the extended absence, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.
Sherman (calf) won't come off IR when he's first eligible to do so Sunday against the Dolphins, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Sherman said his return isn't imminent, as the 49ers are more concerned with his long-term health and ability to be a contributor late in the season than with rushing the veteran cornerback back as soon as possible. His next opportunity to come off IR will be before a Week 6 clash with the Rams, but there's a good chance Sherman won't be ready then, either.
Sherman (calf) is eligible to return from injured reserve this week, but his status is uncertain, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
When discussing Sherman's ability to play in the team's Week 5 matchup against Miami, Shanahan replied "we'll see." Sherman has been absent with the injury since playing in 78 of 82 defensive snaps in Week 1 against Arizona.
Sherman (calf) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Sherman won't be eligible to return from IR until the 49ers' Week 5 game against the Dolphins as a result of the transaction. Fellow cornerback Dontae Johnson was promoted from the practice squad to the 49ers' active roster in a corresponding move.
The 49ers are expected to place Sherman on injured reserve Wednesday due to a calf strain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Assuming the transaction is made official, the cornerback will miss at least three weeks, which could afford him enough time to return to the lineup when he's eligible. In Sherman's anticipated absence, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area suggests that Emmanuel Moseley and Ahkello Witherspoon will likely start at cornerback for the 49ers.
The 49ers could place Sherman on injured reserve Wednesday due to an unspecified injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The 49ers haven't commented on the nature of Sherman's injury, but Garafolo suggests the cornerback could be dealing with a leg issue. As Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chroniclenotes, Sherman played 78 of the 49ers' 82 defensive snaps in the Week 1 loss to the Cardinals, and his name didn't come up Monday when coach Kyle Shanahan discussed the team's injuries. If the 49ers do end up placing the cornerback on IR, he would miss at least three weeks.
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