Day: July 6, 2021

Former Niners’ Pro-Bowler ‘Open’ to Signing With Seahawks


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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Richard Sherman #25 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after an interception against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman could be headed to a rival franchise after spending the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Jeremy Fowler, of ESPN, appeared on SportsCenter Sunday, July 4, where he broke the news that the former All-Pro cornerback could be headed back to the Seattle Seahawks — the team with which Sherman made not only his name, but also two Super Bowls.

“I’m told that this is not off the table, that Sherman is still open to returning to the Legion of Boom, or what remains of it,” Fowler said. “He makes a home on the West

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Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

What the Suns need to do to win

Limit the Bucks’ second and third options. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who remains day-to-​day with left knee injury, will find a way to hit baskets when he gets on the floor. It might be in transition. It might be in the half-court. But over the course of the series, he will have one or two Giannis Games. Limiting Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Antetokounmpo’s supporting cast will be the key. As the Suns’ rim-protector, much of the defensive responsibilities will fall on Deandre Ayton. The former No 1 overall draft pick has undergone a metamorphosis during this year’s playoffs, and he will need to bring every bit of his defensive savvy to bottle up the Bucks. Oliver Connolly

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