Is Richard Sherman heading to the Detroit Lions in 2018? Rumors, surrounding Sherman, have been circling the NFL and social media world ever since the 2017 season ended, with the strongest ones seeming to want to connect him to the New England Patriots. However, according to a Detroit News report, the recently released Sherman may have some interest in heading to Motown and playing for new coach Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions.

Sherman visiting Motown

The Detroit Lions have expressed interest in Richard Sherman, but how interested is he in heading to The D?

The four-time Pro Bowler was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday after spending his entire seven-year career with the franchise and is about to embark on a mini-tour of teams that have reportedly all shown interest.

Sherman told ESPN that besides the Detroit Lions, the San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, and Houston Texans have also expressed interest in his services. While no date has been officially released as to when Sherman will meet with the Lions' brass as of March 10, Sherman is scheduled to meet with the Niners.

The advantage that Sherman could bring is obvious. Putting him opposite Darius Slay would allow the Lions to boast one of the best defensive backfields in the game.

Sherman's big game experience, along with the huge proverbial chip on his shoulder he will carry in 2018 to prove to the Seahawks that made a mistake by releasing him, would act as a great motivator as well.

The downside is that Sherman is currently recovering from a ruptured Achilles, which forced him to miss the final seven games of the 2017 season, which brings to mind a question: How much will that injury impact the rest of his career?

Only time will answer that question, but it sure would be interesting to see Sherman in the Honolulu blue and silver.

Could Murray fill running back need?

Lions fans know that Detroit needs a running back — desperately. Is Demarco Murray the answer? Will he be for the next two years? Detroit’s running game has been one of the worst in the NFL for a long, long time.

Recently Mlive asked fans what they thought of going after Murray. While the verdict was nearly 50/50, I'm with the “What can it hurt to try him out?” camp.

Sure, Murray is 30-years-old and coming off the worst rushing season of his career. However, he is just two years removed from rushing for 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns. If you look at Murray's career numbers, he has dropped a couple of times in yardage before bouncing back nicely the following season. Murray is a proven runner and may just need a change of scenery to get back on track.