For the first time in his initial offseason with the San Francisco 49ers, All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman took part in practice during mandatory minicamp on Tuesday in Santa Clara.
Recovering from a torn Achilles he suffered with Seattle last season, Sherman is now expected to be a full participant when training camp opens later in the summer.
If the video evidence from Sherman’s initial practice is any sign, it certainly looks like he is 100 percent recovered from said Achilles injury.
First Look: Richard Sherman makes his #49ers practice debut.
He will take part in individual drills during mandatory minicamp this week. pic.twitter.com/HPhXbNBRpC
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) June 12, 2018
Heading into the 2018 season with playoff aspirations, the 49ers are going to be relying on Sherman for both veteran leadership and stellar on-field play in a talented but unproven secondary. How he performs in his first season with San Francisco will tell us a lot about whether this team will meet these lofty expectations.
At the very least, it appears that Sherman’s tenure with the 49ers has gotten off to a solid start.