The Bucs sub-team was hit harder than any other team in the league. While corners were an issue earlier in the season, safety is its latest victim. The team will get some help behind the scenes though as Tampa announced on Friday they activated the Richard Sherman corner from the wounded reserve.
After playing consecutively in Weeks 4 and 5, Sherman injured his hamstring during their win over the Eagles in Week 6. Sherman then missed the next two games as he returned to full strength. strong. Unfortunately, he then suffered a setback in the warm-up before the Bucs game against Washington. Head coach Bruce Arians revealed this time it was a calf injury and then he got was assigned to the wounded reserve on November 17th.
Sherman opened his training window on Wednesday and recently received cross-training in safety. The team is thin in position with Jordan Whitehead sidelined through injury and Mike Edwards currently serving a suspension. Given the team’s current affairs in the position, any contribution would be welcome from the 11-year-old vet.
While Sherman is available to play, it’s not something the Arians would like to see happen, especially in terms of safety, but there’s a belief that the veteran could answer the call if he were to either.
“Yeah, right now he’s scheduled to play,” said Arians. “Hopefully he doesn’t. Yes, I hope so. He’s smart, he’s a DB, so it’s not that hard. It just makes calls and checks and motions. Hopefully he doesn’t have to play it safe in this game.”
The Bucs play the Buffalo Bills at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
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