Jan 9, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA;Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman (5) looks on against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers CB Richard Sherman on IR, out for playoffs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed veteran cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve Tuesday for the second time in 2021-22, meaning his season is over.

Sherman has been bothered by an Achilles injury that kept him out of the Bucs’ final two games of the regular season.

Earlier this season, Sherman injured his calf while warming up for a Nov. 14 game against the Washington Football Team, which led to his first IR stint.

After signing with the defending Super Bowl champions in late September, Sherman, 33, only saw the field in five games (three starts). He finished the year with 11 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

A three-time All-Pro, Sherman has appeared in 144 career games (136 starts) in 11 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2011-17), San Francisco 49ers (2018-20) and Buccaneers. He has 495 tackles, 37 interceptions, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Also Tuesday, Tampa Bay activated outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett and practice squad kicker Jose Borregales from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Barrett has a team-leading 10 sacks.

The NFC South champion Buccaneers are the No. 2 seed in the conference and will host a playoff game against the No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

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Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman (5) and linebacker Devin White (45) and offensive tackle Donovan Smith (76) celebrate a turnover against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers activate CB Richard Sherman from IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated cornerback Richard Sherman on Friday, clearing him to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

They also activated long snapper Zach Triner from the reserve/COVID-10 list.

Sherman was designated to return on Wednesday.

The veteran Sherman is three-time All-Pro at cornerback. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that Sherman would begin crosstraining at safety upon his return to practice.

Sherman sustained a calf injury while warming up for a game against the Washington Football Team on Nov. 14. That day, he was set to make his fourth start since joining the team in late September.

The 33-year-old Stanford product has appeared in 142 career games (136 starts) in 10-plus seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Buccaneers. He has 495 tackles, 36 interceptions, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

On the season, Sherman has 11 tackles and one fumble recovery for four yards.

Also, safety Jordan Whitehead (calf) was ruled out Friday and will miss his second straight game.

The Buccaneers (9-3) could clinch a playoff spot — or even the NFC South division title — with a win against the Bills (7-5) and some help from other teams.

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Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs CB Richard Sherman designated to return from IR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman has been designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, Buccaneers wide receiver Justin Watson was designated to return from the physically unable to perform list.

The designations open a 21-day window to practice for both players to be activated to the 53-man roster.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that Sherman would begin crosstraining at safety upon his return to practice.

Sherman sustained a calf injury while warming up for a game against the Washington Football Team on Nov. 14. He was set to make his fourth start since joining the team in late September.

The 33-year-old Stanford product has appeared in 142 career games (136 starts) in 10-plus seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Buccaneers. He has 36 interceptions, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Watson, 25, has been sidelined the entire season by a knee injury. He has 23 receptions for 258 yards and two touchdowns in 39 career games with the Buccaneers.

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Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman (5), linebacker Devin White (45) and offensive tackle Donovan Smith (76) celebrate a turnover against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

MRI reveals calf strain for Buccaneers CB Richard Sherman

An MRI showed a Grade 2 calf strain for Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman, who will miss at least a few weeks because of the injury, NFL Network reported Tuesday night.

Sherman sustained the injury while warming up for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. He was set to make his fourth start since joining the team in late September.

The 33-year-old Stanford product has appeared in 142 career games, starting 136, in 10-plus seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Buccaneers. He has 36 interceptions, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Tampa Bay has been beset by injuries in its secondary this season. Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow), Carlton Davis (quadriceps) and Dee Delaney (concussion) all have missed time in recent weeks.

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Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman (5) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs CB Richard Sherman (calf) to miss games

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman is going to miss a few games after injuring his calf during pregame warmups Sunday against the Washington Football Team.

“I doubt seriously if he’ll be back anytime soon,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

Sherman, 33, was set to play in his first game in a month after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury. The five-time Pro Bowl selection was not on the injury report heading into Washington.

“He was fine Thursday and Friday,” Arians said. “I thought he was going to have a heck of a ballgame. He just stained his calf before the ballgame, so don’t know how long it’ll be.”

However, The Athletic reported that Sean Murphy-Bunting could come off injured reserve this week and be available to play against the New York Giants in Week 11. Murphy-Bunting dislocated his right elbow during Tampa Bay’s season-opening game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Sherman joined the Bucs midseason to bolster a secondary hit hard by injuries, including Murphy-Bunting. He started three games and was credited with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Bucs dropped to 6-3 following a 29-19 loss to Washington.

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Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman (hamstring) to avoid IR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman will miss a couple of weeks but is expected to avoid being placed on injured reserve after injuring his hamstring last week.

An MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis. Sherman said on his podcast that it’s “nothing too serious” and that he expects to miss “at most a couple weeks.”

He recorded one tackle before exiting in the first quarter of the Buccaneers’ 28-22 win against the Eagles on Thursday night.

Sherman, 33, made his Bucs debut against the New England Patriots on Oct. 3. The five-time Pro Bowl selection has 11 tackles and one fumble recovery this season.

The Tampa Bay secondary has been hard hit by injuries this season, with each member of the starting unit missing time. Cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting (dislocated elbow) and Carlton Davis III (quad) are on injured reserve.

The Bucs (5-1) host the Chicago Bears (3-3) in Week 7.

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Oct 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman (5) against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs CB Richard Sherman (hamstring) could miss time

Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman, playing in only his third game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, suffered a hamstring injury Thursday night in Philadelphia that could keep him off the field for a while.

He recorded one tackle before exiting in the first quarter of the Buccaneers’ 28-22 win against the Eagles.

The NFL Network said Sherman will have an MRI on Friday and it “sounds like he’ll be out a couple weeks.”

Sherman, 33, made his Bucs debut against the New England Patriots on Oct. 3. The five-time Pro Bowl selection has 11 tackles and one fumble recovery this season.

The Tampa Bay secondary has been hard hit by injuries this season, with each member of the starting unit missing time. Cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting (dislocated elbow) and Carlton Davis III (quad) are on injured reserve.

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Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs’ Richard Sherman (hamstring) ruled out for rest of game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman departed Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter due to a hamstring injury. The team ruled him out for the rest of the game.

Sherman was injured just past the midway point of the quarter on a play in which Philadelphia’s Quez Watkins caught a 23-yard pass. Sherman immediately signaled to the Tampa Bay sideline that he needed to be replaced.

Sherman’s injury comes with the Buccaneers already depleted in the secondary. Cornerbacks Carlton Davis (quadriceps) and Sean-Murphy Bunting (elbow) are on injured reserve and safety Antoine Winfield (concussion) is sidelined for the second straight game.

Sherman joined the Buccaneers two-plus weeks ago when Tampa Bay needed cornerback help and he started that Sunday night against the New England Patriots. He had 10 tackles and one fumble recovery in his first two games with the Buccaneers.

Sherman was credited with the tackle on the play in which he was injured against the Eagles. He touched the fallen Watkins after coming up lame.

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Dec 13, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) looks on against the Washington Football Team during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs CB Richard Sherman active for Patriots game

Newly acquired Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman will be active for Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots, coach Bruce Arians said Friday.

Sherman, who signed Wednesday, will be dressed and available if needed amid injury woes in the secondary for the Buccaneers, Arians said.

Cornerback Jamel Dean is out with a knee injury he sustained last weekend in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The Bucs also are missing cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, who is on injured reserve after dislocating his elbow in Week 1.

Running back Giovani Bernard also is out with a knee injury. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs) and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) will be gametime decisions for the Buccaneers (2-1) against the Patriots (1-2).

Since entering the NFL out of Stanford as a fifth-round pick in 2011, Sherman leads active NFL players with 36 interceptions.

The five-time Pro Bowler has played in 139 regular-season games with the Seahawks (2011-2017) and 49ers (2018-20). He has also played 15 playoff games.

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Dec 13, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) looks on against the Washington Football Team during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Report: CB Richard Sherman makes visit to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving closer to signing free agent cornerback Richard Sherman, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

With a need to bolster their secondary, the Bucs will hold an in-person meeting with Sherman, per the report.

Coach Bruce Arians confirmed a week ago that Bucs general manager Jason Licht had been in contact with Sherman, who’s facing criminal charges and an NFL investigation.

Sherman’s former teams — the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers — also have had contact, and the Bucs could be looking to sign him on this visit. This is Sherman’s first free-agent visit.

Tampa Bay cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and is on injured reserve. A key contributor, he had three interceptions in four postseason games on the Buccaneers’ run to the Super Bowl championship in February.

Sherman pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges in mid-July following his arrest for allegedly attempting to break into his in-laws’ house. Sherman was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, endangering roadway workers and two domestic violence counts — second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree malicious mischief.

Sherman, 33, has been in therapy since the incident, per NFL Network.

Sherman missed a career-high 11 games last season with the 49ers because of a calf injury. He recorded 18 tackles and one interception in five games before being released in February.

In the 2019 season, Sherman collected 61 tackles and three interceptions and defended 11 passes in 15 games while making his fifth Pro Bowl.

Sherman’s first seven seasons were spent with the NFC West rival Seahawks, with whom he made two Super Bowl appearances (winning one) and grabbed 32 interceptions. Sherman earned his three first-team All-Pro selections from 2012-14 as part of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense.

The Buccaneers (2-1) will face the New England Patriots (1-2) on Sunday night in Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady’s highly anticipated return to Foxboro, Mass.

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