After the Buccaneers 34-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht had seen enough of their secondary getting beat and beat often.
The Bucs are signing veteran cornerback Richard Sherman to help a Super Bowl championship defense that is struggling against the pass three games into their 2021 season. This news coming from Sherman himself on "The Richard Sherman Podcast"
Five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman says on his podcast: "I'm going to go play for Tampa Bay Buccaneers."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 29, 2021
More from Richard Sherman on his podcast on choosing the Bucs: "I went with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group. I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to execute and help that team win."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 29, 2021
To listen to the full episode, you can check it out here;
I’m back.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) September 29, 2021
All the details in episode 1 of the Richard Sherman podcast here: https://t.co/NIWBpAyZEL
Tampa Bay is currently without starting cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting who was lost to a dislocated elbow back in Week 1 for an extended period of time. The have tried to ride a mix of Ross Cockrell, Mike Edwards, and Jamel Dean in Week 2 and were going to do the same in Los Angeles but Dean left the game with a knee injury. Carlton Davis III had a bum hamstring heading into Week 2 against Atlanta so it seems like the hits have been circulating the secondary hard.
Sherman will be reportedly available for Week4’s game against the Patriots Sunday night.
New Bucs corner Richard Sherman is signing his new contract and is expected to practice with the team this morning in Tampa as they prepare for Sunday's game at New England.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 29, 2021
Once Sherman is signed, he will practice with the Bucs today and is expected to play Sunday vs. the Patriots.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 29, 2021
The team officially announced the signing Wednesday morning.