The 49ers and Seahawks will face off for the first time this season on Sunday, pitting San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman against his former team.
Sherman said at a press conference Thursday that he's looking forward to seeing some of his old teammates, but also shared that he does not stay in communication with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
"I don't really have a relationship with Russell," Sherman said, according to ESPN. "We were teammates. We played through a very special time of the franchise."
Wilson and Sherman played together on the Seahawks team that won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 and almost won another the following year. Sherman and the Seahawks defense came to be known as the Legion of Boom and allowed the fewest points annually from 2012 to 2015.
However, a 2017 ESPN report suggested tensions were building between head coach Pete Carroll and his defense after the Seahawks lost the 2015 Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. Sherman and some of his former Seahawks teammates told The MMQB in September how they felt Wilson received special treatment from Carroll.
When asked about the story Thursday, Sherman reiterated what he shared in September.
"Everything I've had to say about him and that whole situation, I've already said," Sherman said. "It was a good time for the team. It was a good time for the organization. They didn't handle some things like I felt like I should have, other guys felt like they should have."
The Seahawks released Sherman in early March while he was recovering from a torn Achilles tendon and set to make $11 million this season. On March 10, the 49ers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a three-year deal.
Kickoff from Seattle on Sunday is slated for 4:25 p.m. ET.