It appears that Richard Sherman will be thrown right into the fire after signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just a few days ago. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians announced on Friday that Sherman will play against the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Sherman joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday and has yet to practice with the team. With cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting out with injuries, Sherman must at least be available to play. Sherman, who is in his 11th NFL season, last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2020.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians says Richard Sherman will be active for Sunday’s game.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 1, 2021
Sherman, who is in his 11th NFL season, last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. He earned Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors the previous season after helping the team reach Super Bowl LIV. Sherman will most likely be used only in special situations on Sunday.
The Buccaneers need him, but they can’t afford to put too much pressure on him just yet. At 8:20 p.m., the Buccaneers and Patriots will face off. On NBC, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Nokia News