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6-10, 4th in NFC West
Sherman: 'I got fired from one job and I moved on to another' (1:25)
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5hNick Wagoner

Sherman defends deal he negotiated with 49ers

Richard Sherman met with the Bay Area media for the first time on Tuesday. He made it clear how he feels about the negative assessments of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers and why he valued the chance to negotiate it.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers added some much-needed help at guard on Tuesday, signing Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal. Cooper is the former No. 7 overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2013 draft. From a scheme standpoint, Cooper makes sense in coach Kyle Shanahan's outside zone scheme because of his athleticism. GM John Lynch on Cooper: “Having started 27 games in four NFL seasons, Jonathan brings great experience to the interior of our offensive line,” Lynch said. “We look forward to him competing for a starting job at guard, while also bringing a veteran presence to our locker room. Jonathan is a welcome addition to our team.” Cooper will be expected to compete with the likes of Joshua Garnett, Laken Tomlinson and Erik Magnuson for two guard spots.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The full Richard Sherman quote on S Eric Reid remaining unsigned in free agency: "We are concerned because he played at a high level just about every year that he's played in this league," Sherman said. "He's made enough plays to be signed with a team and to make his money. He deserves his money. If safeties make a certain amount, I would think he's top five, top 10 safeties in this league so he deserves to be paid accordingly. So there is concern there because you would think a player of his caliber and his quality would be picked up by now. Great teams are still looking and people are still looking for players and I'm praying that he gets picked up but if he doesn't then I think there would be a conversation between the league office and the union on potential legal action."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a big month for new 49ers CB Richard Sherman. Sherman left the only NFL team he's ever known to join one of its biggest rivals on March 12. He turns 30 on March 30 and will marry his fiancee Ashley on March 28.

Sherman praises Garoppolo and 49ers young players (0:37)
Sherman: 'The team that wanted me is the team whose logo I'm wearing' (0:52)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On safety Eric Reid being unsigned at this point, 49ers CB Richard Sherman said "we are concerned (about it). He's made enough plays in this league to be signed with a team and get his money." Sherman said he'd be interested in being the Niners team union rep and indicated that if Reid doesn't get signed, there would need to be legal conversations with the league about it.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Richard Sherman broke out the red suit for his introductory news conference with the 49ers.

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Sherman: Carroll's message better for college

When asked about Pete Carroll, newly signed 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said the message and philosophy of his former Seahawks coach had become stale with some of the team's longer-tenured players.

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5dNick Wagoner

Reid: I'm still unsigned because of protests

Free-agent safety Eric Reid, who played the past five seasons with the 49ers, says that his kneeling during the national anthem has kept him from securing any offers from other teams.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers GM John Lynch on signing DE Jeremiah Attaochu: “Jeremiah has been quite disruptive during his career despite his limited opportunities playing behind some top tier defensive ends,” Lynch said. “He is a wonderful fit for our scheme and our locker room. We expect Jeremiah to be productive on defense, while also providing us an exceptional player on special teams. He's another guy who fits the mold of a 49er.”

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Given the 49ers' need for edge rush help, the addition of DE Jeremiah Attaochu on a one-year deal makes plenty of sense. Attaochu has dealt with plenty of injuries and then was stuck behind Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram with the Chargers. San Francisco will still need to add more help at the position but a healthy Attaochu at least offers some athleticism and traits that could make him a fit in the Niners defense.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Per his agency, the 49ers have signed DE/LB Jerry Attaochu to a one-year deal. Attaouchu likely expected to compete to help at the 'Leo' defensive end spot. Niners GM John Lynch said a couple more things were in the works at today's press conference. This was one of them.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

In exchange for C Daniel Kilgore, the 49ers received pick No. 223 overall from the Dolphins. Miami also received pick No. 227 from the Niners. So, the Niners moved up four spots in the seventh round in order to unload Kilgore before his $2.3 million roster bonus is due on Friday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.39th
Rushing Yards104.021st
Points For20.720th
Points Against23.925th