Through the first two weeks of the season, the Buccaneers coverage game has been like a roller coaster going up and down and up and down. The defense right now ranks 30th in the league in passing yards allowed giving up 342 yards a game.
A big part of the struggle comes due injuries which include CB Sean Murphy-Bunting going down with an elbow injury early against the Dallas Cowboys in week one and Carlton Davis III suffering a hamstring injury in practice before the Falcons game. Is help on the way?
According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Buccaneers have converted $5M of Ali Marpet’s contract to a signing bonus which creates $4M in cap space for the team right now. With the defensive struggles, the Buccaneers could use that money to sign future Hall of Fame CB Richard Sherman.
Reports came out last week that the Buccaneers and Sherman had communicated about any interest in returning to playing and potentially signing with the team. Nothing came out of it but it’s interesting to see the team clear space right now with the defensive struggles.
In his career, Sherman has 484 tackles, 36 interceptions, and three touchdowns. Could Sherman be the veteran presence the secondary needs?
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