Red alert: Richard Sherman ‘excited’ to be a 49er

Richard Sherman was dressed to the nines as he was officially introduced as a Niner.

The veteran cornerback entered his introductory press conference Tuesday with a fiery and confident attitude about his future with the franchise.

Very excited to be here, Sherman said. It was a tough decision, but things happen and you got to move on. I’m looking forward to moving on to a new chapter and helping this team win ballgames.

Despite coming off of a year in which he was limited to nine games after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury, Sherman is optimistic he’ll get back on the field May-June after undergoing surgery and a procedure to remove bone spurs. He added there’s no doubt he’ll be ready to play Week 1 and looks forward to taking on his former team.

I look forward to helping the 49ers win games, Sherman said. I’m sure the rivalry (with the Seahawks) will be renewed, and that I’ll be at the center of it again.

With assists from general managers and others around the league, I’ve put together a ranking of the 10 best value signings and the 10 worst overpays.

The good news is that Watkins is young, talented and joining a team coached by Andy Reid, who excels at maximizing personnel. The bad news is that Watkins simply has not been very productive, a leading reason he is on his third team in eight months.

The Chiefs are paying Watkins as though he’s a sure bet. They were not the only team willing to spend big for him. Dallas was also interested, as was Chicago. It seems like a case of teams valuing a player based more on their draft reports than what the player has done since college.

The Giants scored their only run in the eighth when Crawford doubled leading off the inning and scored on Blanco’s infield grounder.

Archie Bradley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.cardinals_283

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