Video: 49ers CB Richard Sherman posts video of himself running
The further removed that All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman has become tearing his Achilles Tendon, the more encouraging progress has been made from the San Francisco 49ers’ offseason addition. He has taken another major step by returning to the field where he showed the ability to run in a straight line.
According to Tom Peliserro of The NFL Network, Sherman has informed him that he has also been able to begin cutting when he runs but has yet to work on stopping when in a full sprint.
#49ers CB Richard Sherman posted video of himself running. He tells me he’s cutting now, too. Still hasn’t put on the brakes, but rehab going “phenomenal,” confident he’s on track. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/Cm1bqbbUhA
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 18, 2018
This is another telling sign that Sherman could be ready to give it a go by the start of the regular season. Although he has a few physical hurdles he must first get past, the fact that he’s running at this point is quite encouraging about the progress at this point in time.
There are still a few months until preseason while voluntary training camp is set to begin next week where he could continue to get individual work done on the side as he works his way back. Sherman hasn’t experienced any setbacks over the last few months and his unwavering confidence about the recovery should indicate that things are well on track.
There hasn’t been any push toward being ready by the start of the 2018 campaign aside from his own personal drive over the last few months this offseason.
The 30-year-old is set to play in his first campaign with the 49ers are signing a three-year, $39 million incentive-laden deal in free agency with the 49ers after he was let go by the Seahawks after spending seven seasons with the team. There is much hope from the franchise that he could work his way back to an elite form that earned him the reputation as being one of the top cornerbacks in the league.