Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Strengthen Their Squad By Signing Veteran Cornerback

Published 09/28/2021, 9:18 PM EDT


Bruce Arians-coached Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished their 2020 NFL campaign in epic fashion. The NFC South franchise won their second-ever Super Bowl title with Tom Brady as their starter.

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However, almost immediately after the win, Brady mentioned that 2021 will be an effort to win championship ring #8. Bucs GM Jason Licht must be given credit for holding on to his top performers over the summer.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before playing against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The likes of Ndamukong Suh, Antonio Brown, and Chris Godwin all signed short-term extensions in the offseason. Brady and Co. have started the 2021 NFL season where they left off last season with 2 wins from 3 games.

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But they lack depth on their roster which will be crucial in the post-season phase of the league. 

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Richard Sherman close to inking a deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL insider Tom Pelissero was the first to report that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in moving for the services of free agent Richard Sherman. The veteran cornerback last feature for Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers last season.

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The 5-time Pro Bowler was part of the famed ‘Legion of Boom’ defense that lifted the Super Bowl XLVIII trophy with Peter Carroll and the Seahawks.

Nov 29, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) hits Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) during a first quarter pass play at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Now 33, the former Stanford man can serve as a much-needed backup for the Buccaneers. We all know how important roster depth is for an NFL team, especially in the post-season.

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Richard Sherman will be the final piece of the puzzle for Tampa Bay as they work towards defending their Super Bowl LV title. Will GM Jason Licht get his man to sign a short-term deal? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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