Richard Sherman On Missing Out The Rest of The Buccaneers Season: “Didn’t Go How I Wanted It To, But I’m Grateful For The Opportunity To Strap It Up Again”

Published 01/12/2022, 7:36 AM EST


NFL franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Richard Sherman will miss the postseason following his placement on the injury reserve. The injured defensive star will miss the entire postseason but will remain in a coaching role. He won a Super Bowl during his time with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

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Sherman did sign with the Buccaneers as a free agent for bolstering their injury-riddled secondary. He made appearances in only five games this season, during which he played 3 games in 12 days. He ends up recording 11 tackles, one interception, and a fumble recovery. The main issue with him being placed on the injury reserve is that the player will be unavailable for 3 weeks.

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Uncle Sherm did face relegation to the injured reserve following a calf injury in training in November. He has been an enormous influence on a lot of the young Buccaneers secondary. His experience with two different teams, like the 49ers and the Seahawks, really is invaluable for the current NFL players.

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Sherman joined the Buccaneers by signing a 1-year contract while earning $1.33 million. Despite being out, Sherman during the regular season took over the defensive lineup responsibilities as a coach. In Week 7, Sherman stepped up and donned the headset to organize the Bucs secondary against the Bears. He has also been seen as a presence during the Buccaneers’ training and acts as an extra coach.

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

A player who was once a leader in interceptions in the NFL, Sherman took to Twitter stating, “Didn’t go how I wanted it to but I’m grateful for the opportunity to strap it up again! Look forward to continuing this journey with my teammates and coaching my butt off. Thank you for all the support this season. The body gave all it had and I’m grateful.”

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The departure of Sherman paves the way for the Buccaneers to activate outside linebacker Shaq Barrett from their reserve/COVID-19 list. Barrett will be a welcome addition to a Buccaneers team plagued with injury. Barrett will look to learn and soak up all the knowledge that Sherman has to offer. But as soon as Sherman hangs up his boots, he is sure to have a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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