Sources: Richard Sherman tests for Buccaneers


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Sources: Richard Sherman tests for Buccaneers

The veteran cornerback flew to Tampa to audition with the team, he would need two weeks to be ready to play.

The veteran cornerback Richard Sherman traveled to Tampa, Florida, this Tuesday to visit and run a test for the Buccaneers, confirmed a source to ESPN this Tuesday.

Sherman, who has been in discussions with the Bucs For several weeks, you need a week or two from the time you sign with your next team until you are ready to play, sources told Ed Werder of ESPN.

Head coach Bruce Arians had previously said that general manager Jason Licht had reached out to Sherman to assess your interest.

NFL Network was the first media to report the visit of Sherman to the Bucs.

ShermanThe 33-year-old would bring valuable experience to one of the league’s youngest defensive backfields. He’s also a sure tackler, which has been a problem for the Los Angeles’ defense. Bucs so far this season.

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The Bucs Nor does it feature Sean Murphy-Bunting, who on Sept. 20 was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. He also plays as the team’s nickel cornerback.

Jamel Dean, the team’s third cornerback, left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams with a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return. The results of the MRI have not been announced yet, but a source told Jenna Laine of ESPN that the injury is not serious but may take some time to heal.

The team also signed cornerbacks Rashard Robinson and Pierre Desir to the practice team.

Robinson was elevated for Sunday’s game, however Dee Delaney, primarily a member of special teams, was given the opportunity. Arians praised Delaney after the game, however the entire secondary struggled against Rams receivers Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee and DeSean Jackson, allowing 343 passing yards and four touchdowns to Matthew Stafford.

Sherman he is dealing with legal problems and has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Friday in Washington. He was arrested in July related to a situation at his wife’s parents’ home in Redmond, Washington, and was charged with five misdemeanors, including two counts of domestic violence, second-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree malicious acts as well. such 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 on Twitter that he was “deeply sorry” for his actions and “behaved in a way that I am not proud of.”

In February, King County prosecutors and the sheriff also obtained an “extreme risk protection order,” prohibiting Sherman having weapons after a judge determined that he posed a risk to himself and others. The details of the case were sealed.

Information from Jenna Laine was used in the writing of this note.


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