During Thursday’s game against the Eagles, Buccaneers CB Richard Sherman signaled to the sideline early on in the game to be taken out. It was clear that Sherman was hurting. The team trainer accompanied Sherman to the locker room, where he was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game with a hamstring injury.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Sherman’s MRI confirmed that he will be out a couple of weeks. Sherman will not be headed to the injured reserve. This means that he will miss the Bears and Saints games before the Buccaneers head into their bye week. This is good news because he will be returning along with CB Carlton Davis III with some extra time to heal the injury.
Since signing with the Bucs, Sherman has had eleven total tackles in three games. Sherman was thrown right into the fire due to team injuries playing in three games in eleven days. With Sherman now being injured, as well, Jamel Dean will be the primary corner. Dee Delaney and Pierre Desir will likely share time as the number two corner.
Written by Cory Hays