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Richard Sherman: Seahawks turned down offer to match 49ers

Richard Sherman was up at the podium being introduced as the newest member of the San Francisco 49ers on Monday when he served up a juicy morsel. The Seattle Seahawks had a chance to match the contract Sherman eventually signed with the 49ers, but they opted not to do so.

No wonder Sherman is feeling “vengeful” right now and telling Seahawks fans to be mad at their team, rather than him for signing with their rival.

There’s always the chance that Seattle knows something about Sherman’s injury history that gave the team pause about bringing him back, even if the contract he signed is extremely team-friendly. In the end, however, it sure seems like the Seahawks were just ready to move on. Period.