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Come and vote in out poll of the day. Would you like the Chicago Bears to sign Richard Sherman?

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News on the Seattle Seahawks parting ways with Richard Sherman started to pop up yesterday, and immediately some started to connect the dots to the soon to be 30-year old and the cornerback needy Chicago Bears.

Seattle released him earlier today and we have

NBC’s John “Moon” Mullin is reporting that the Bears will indeed be a player for Sherman’s services. Sherman is coming off an Achilles injury that held him to only nine games last year, the first games he’s ever missed in his seven year career.

If you’re looking for a Bears - Sherman connection, his defensive coordinator during his senior season at Stanford was current Bears D.C. Vic Fangio. Pairing a healthy Sherman up with the expected to return Kyle Fuller will give the Bears’ secondary a boost.

The New England Patriots are seemingly always in play for talented veterans, and the current odds from Bookmaker.eu have them as the favorite team to land him behind the field. But the Bears are right there.

Field +140

New England Patriots +350

Chicago Bears +400

Oakland Raiders +550

Los Angeles Chargers +600

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +900

San Francisco 49ers +1500

Cleveland Browns +1500

Atlanta Falcons +1500

Since Sherman was released he doesn’t have to wait for the official start of free agency, he can sign with a new team at any time. Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Seahawks would like him back if possible, but they wanted to save $11 million by releasing him now.

Poll

Would you like the Bears to sign Richard Sherman?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Yes
    (2237 votes)
  • 28%
    No
    (883 votes)
3120 votes total Vote Now