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49ers’ Richard Sherman says he’s ‘doing a lot better,’ hopes to return soon, calls Jason Verrett ‘elite’

Oct 21, 2020 at 5:36 AM--


Matt Barrows of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that San Francisco 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams is eyeing a Week 8 return against the Seattle Seahawks from his ACL sprain. Could Richard Sherman return around the same time and give the defensive backfield a boost?

It sounds like Sherman is getting closer to returning. Head coach Kyle Shanahan remains hopeful that his veteran cornerback can get back on the practice field soon after sitting on injured reserve with a calf injury since September 16. Sherman recently received injections to help reduce the inflammation and speed up his recovery after a small setback.

"I'm doing a lot better," Sherman said this week on the Cris Collinsworth Podcast, which he co-hosts. "It's coming along. It's starting to come together. We're going to work our way and try to get back on this field as soon as possible."

Meanwhile, Jason Verrett has been filling in nicely during Sherman's absence. Opposing quarterbacks own a passer rating of 7.0 when targeting him.

No, I didn't leave off any numbers.

Verrett has been targeted 11 times this season, given up four receptions, and hauled in an interception on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

"You're just so excited and so happy to see that because of everything he's been through," Sherman said. "I mean, some of the most devastating injuries after injury after injury, and then setback after setback. And you just want the best for him, and he's out there showing the world that he's an elite corner. He's probably going to end up with one of the lowest pass ratings (against him) in NFL history if he keeps playing the way he is."

You can listen to the entire podcast below.






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