The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rush protection is identical stout unit that helped safe a Tremendous Bowl championship final season.
The cross protection? Not a lot. Via two video games, the Bucs are permitting 342 yards per sport within the air. Solely the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens have allowed extra. In the meantime, beginning cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting is on injured reserve with an elbow damage and an unclear timeline to return. They might use some assist.
Enter, Richard Sherman. Possibly.
Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Monday that the Bucs have reached out to the veteran cornerback who stays a free agent two weeks into the NFL season. Whether or not Sherman finally ends up becoming a member of the workforce is as much as basic supervisor Jason Licht. And Sherman, after all.
“Jason’s reached out,” Arians informed reporters, per The Athletic’s Greg Auman. “We have to see. He is bought different issues occurring, too. Only a matter of I coach those we have got and let (Licht) deal with the remainder of that. We’ll kick the tires on another guys, too.”
Sherman, 33, final performed for the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. He missed all however 5 video games after struggling a calf damage in Week 1. He returned to the lineup in Week 11 and began 4 extra video games.
Sherman has made 5 Professional Bowls and been named All-Professional 5 occasions in 10 NFL seasons.
Will NFL droop Sherman?
An offseason arrest on charges together with prison trespass and DUI is definitely an element for groups contemplating signing Sherman. Surveillance footage from the incident that led to his arrest reveals Sherman violently attempt to break down the door of his occupied in-laws’ home whereas demanding that his father-in-law “come via.”
Sherman pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges and vowed “to get the assistance that I want.” NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero studies that Sherman has been in therapy since his arrest and that the league continues to assessment his state of affairs, which has not but been resolved legally.
If Sherman indicators with the Bucs or one other workforce, he may face a suspension from the NFL. Per the NFL’s substance abuse policy, “a violation of the legislation referring to the usage of alcohol” carries an computerized three-game suspension.
The 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have additionally present latest curiosity in signing Sherman, per Pelissero.