Sherman, 33, was signed during the early part of the season after Tampa Bay suffered some serious injuries at this position. This came after the future Hall of Famer missed all but five games of last season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Unfortunately, it now appears that Richard Sherman will be sidelined for some time. The five-time Pro Bowler suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of Thursday’s game and was almost immediately ruled out by the Buccaneers.
Watching a video of the aftermath, nothing necessarily stands out as it relates to the injury.
With that said, the fact that Sherman was ruled out so quickly can’t be seen as a good thing.
For the Buccaneers, this is the latest example of the injury bug hitting the defending champ’s defensive backfield. Star corner Sean Murphy-Bunting was injured in Week 1 and is currently on injured reserve. Jamel Dean, who was called for a pass interference penalty after Sherman’s departure, has also been dealing with injuries.
Despite their 4-1 record, the Buccaneers enter Week 6 having yielded the most passing yards in the NFL at 328.2 per game.