Buccaneers have reached out to CB Richard ShermanBy Amber Lee
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said GM Jason Licht has reached out to free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman. The intention is to “gauge his interest” in joining the team, per ESPN.
“Jason’s reached out,” Arians said. “We got to see. He’s got other things going on, too. Just a matter of, ‘I coach the ones that we got and let him handle the rest of that.’ We’ll kick the tires on some other guys, too. But it’s just a matter of, ‘No, we’ll talk and see, and if it’s the right fit, it’s the right fit and we’ll move on it.”
The Buccaneers find themselves in need of a cornerback. Sean Murphy-Bunting was placed on the injured reserve list with a dislocated right elbow he suffered in Week 1. Carlton Davis, another starting cornerback, suffered a mild hamstring strain on Friday but played through it Sunday against the Falcons.
Sherman, 33, is a five-time Pro Bowl corner. He played just five games last season with the 49ers due to injury. But he would add some much-needed experience to a young and banged-up Bucs secondary.
The 49ers and Seahawks have also reached out to Sherman with interest in possibly signing him, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
As Sherman hears from a number of teams, he is also still dealing with legal issues from this past offseason and remains in therapy.