Richard Sherman signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team introduced Wednesday.

A supply told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Sherman signed a a single-year contract.

Sherman experienced been in conversations with the Buccaneers for numerous weeks and said on “The Richard Sherman Podcast” that numerous teams, which includes the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers, also expressed fascination.

“I went with the finest supply I experienced, the finest opportunity to go out there and set some excellent tape on, to direct another team,” Sherman claimed. “I feel relaxed and confident in my qualities to go out there and execute and enable that group gain.”

Player INTs
Richard Sherman 36
Marcus Peters 31
Reggie Nelson 29
Patrick Peterson 28
Harrison Smith 28
— ESPN Stats & Data

Sherman mentioned quarterback Tom Brady attained out to him as effectively.

“He is the all-time wonderful quarterback achieving out, and whenever he would make that contact, it truly is a very tricky opportunity to pass up,” Sherman explained.

Sources told ESPN’s Ed Werder on Tuesday that Sherman believes he wants a 7 days or two to be completely ready to engage in in a match.

Also Wednesday, the Buccaneers placed vast receiver Scotty Miller on wounded reserve. A resource informed Schefter on Monday that Miller was dealing with a toe personal injury.

The Buccaneers will be Sherman’s 3rd NFL crew, immediately after he expended the earlier 3 seasons with the 49ers and performed the first 7 many years of his profession in Seattle.

Sherman, 33, can offer beneficial knowledge in a person of the league’s youngest defensive backfields. He is also a guaranteed tackler, which has been an difficulty for the Tampa Bay protection this period.

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The Buccaneers are without Sean Murphy-Bunting, who was positioned on hurt reserve with a dislocated correct elbow Sept. 20, and Jamel Dean, their 3rd cornerback, who still left Sunday’s game towards the Los Angeles Rams with a knee damage in the first quarter and did not return.

Sherman is dealing with authorized issues and has a pretrial listening to scheduled for Friday in Washington. He was arrested in July in link with an incident at the residence of his wife’s parents in Redmond, Washington, and was billed with five misdemeanors, such as two counts of domestic violence — criminal trespass in the next degree and destructive mischief in the third diploma — as very well as resisting arrest, driving though less than the affect and reckless endangerment of roadway workers.

He pleaded not responsible to all five costs and stated in a statement on Twitter in July that he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions and “behaved in a method I’m not very pleased of.”

In February, King County prosecutors and the sheriff also acquired an “severe threat defense order” for Sherman, barring him from possessing guns soon after a judge identified he posed a risk to himself and many others. Aspects of the scenario were sealed.

The Buccaneers did their due diligence on Sherman’s legal condition and feel he has the essential assist methods in put, resources informed ESPN’s Jenna Laine.