Buccaneers agree they have contacted veteran Richard Sherman


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Buccaneers agree they have contacted veteran Richard Sherman

Tampa Bay acknowledged that it is exploring options after starter Sean Murphy-Bunting suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 1.

TAMPA – One week after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they placed the starting cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting on the injured reserve list, the head coach Bruce arians said GM Jason Licht has contacted the veteran Richard Sherman to know your interest.

Jason has contacted you. We should see, “he said Arians on Monday, the day after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons 48-25 to improve to 2-0. “He has other things that occupy him, too. Just a matter of, ‘I lead those we have, and I let them [a Licht] the rest’. We will explore other types, too. But it’s a matter of, ‘No, let’s talk and see, and if it’s the ideal accommodation, then we’ll go ahead with it. “

The Bucs will be without Murphy-Bunting, who also serves as the nickel cornerback, indefinitely after suffering the dislocation of his elbow in Week 1 vs. Dallas cowboys. You are required to miss at least three games on injured reserve, but Arians He did not set a deadline for his return, only rescuing that he will not need surgery, it seems.

Your other headline, Carlton Davis, suffered a slight hamstring strain on Friday, but played against Atlanta without problems (although he did leave the game briefly after they took the air out), and his third cornerback, Jamel dean, who ranks on the outside in nickel situations, has had a bad time.

ShermanThe 33-year-old would bring valuable experience to one of the league’s youngest defensive backfields, as well as being insurance, something that has been a problem for the defense after two games this year. Schematically, however, it is a perimeter cornerback, so the team would continue to employ Ross Cockrell in nickelback situations, as well as safety Mike edwards, who played 19 nickel chances Sunday, with one leading to a touchdown comeback.

Sherman he has legal issues that he continues to grapple with, however. He was arrested in July in connection with an incident at his wife’s parents’ home in Redmond, Washington, and five misdemeanor charges were filed, including two for domestic violence – second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree malicious conduct. – as well as resisting arrest, driving under the influence, and putting road workers at risk.

Sherman He pleaded not guilty to all five charges, and said in a statement via Twitter that he felt “deeply regretful” for his actions, and that he behaved “in a way that does not make me proud.”

In February, King County prosecutors and the sheriff obtained an “extreme risk protection order” for Sherman, preventing him from possessing weapons, after a judge determined that he was a danger to himself and others. Details of that case are sealed.

In the past, Bucs they have signed players who have suffered legal or character concerns. Signed wide receiver Antonio Brown last year toward the end of his eight-game suspension, and he was rehired for one more year last offseason.


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