Sherman signed with the Bucs in Week 4 and saw action in three games before suffering a hamstring injury in Week 6 at Philadelphia Eagles. He was prepared to return in Week 9 at New Orleans Saints but hasn’t competed, and last week, coach Bruce Arians said he’s “good to go.”
Arians don’t think Sherman tried to do it too soon.
“No, he’s fine. He’s fine on Thursday and Friday. I think he’s going to have a terrible ball game. He just got a calf strain before the ball game,” Arians said.
Sherman’s wound was the latest of the Bucs’ second hits. The team was unchallenged Sean Murphy-Bunting, who dislocated his elbow in Week 1. The Bucs also had no other starter of their own, Carlton Davis, who had injured his quadriceps in Week 4 and was on rehab.
On top of that, the back angle Dee Delaney suffered a concussion in Washington, and turned back Rashard Robinson was placed on the injury reserve last week with a hamstring injury. Safety Jordan Whitehead also missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury, Antoine Winfield Jr. missed Weeks 5-6 with a concussion and difficulty Jamel Dean missed Week 4 with a knee injury.
There is a chance Murphy-Bunting returns this week, as he is in the 21-day window of his return from the injured reserve and the coaching staff are pleased with his progress.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32655821/tampa-bay-buccaneers-place-cb-richard-sherman-injured-reserve | Tampa Bay Buccaneers put CB Richard Sherman on the injured substitute