Sherman 'waiting for the right opportunity' to sign with contender

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Richard Sherman headlines a list of high-profile NFL players who remain free agents this offseason. But the five-time Pro Bowl cornerback, who spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, doesn't want to rush his decision on where he'll sign next.

"It's still a process," Sherman said, according to Ritika Gupta of Bloomberg. "As you get older and you get in this position, you get a little more freedom to pick your destination. You gotta have patience in it because it's not like I want to go and try to help a team rebuild or anything like that.

"I want to get to a team that's competing for a championship. That's what I'm focused on and waiting for the right opportunity. When it comes, that's where I'll be."

In February, Sherman expressed his desire to join a Super Bowl contender and revealed he only wants to play two more years.

The 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and Las Vegas Raiders have all been linked to Sherman since free agency began in March.

The 33-year-old battled injuries and appeared in just five games last season, the lowest total of his career. He earned one Pro Bowl berth while averaging 54 tackles, eight pass breakups, and two interceptions per 16 games in three years in San Francisco.

Selected in the fifth round in 2011, the Stanford product spent his first seven NFL seasons on the Seahawks, helping Seattle win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Sherman 'waiting for the right opportunity' to sign with contender
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