The 5-1 Buccaneers have obtained constructive news on the standing of cornerback Richard Sherman. The newly signed vet is expected to miss only a couple of weeks, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 14: Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field in the first half after being injured against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 14: Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the sphere within the first half after being injured towards the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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It’s maybe one of the only instances in NFL historical past that a participant being introduced as out is a good signal, as it’s in Tampa Bay’s present scenario. The defending Super Bowl protection is hobbled throughout, particularly its secondary. Cornerbacks Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting are on injured reserve, whereas security Antoine Winfield has been in concussion protocol for the previous two weeks. That pressured basic supervisor Jason Licht to herald reinforcements, and Sherman and eight-year vet Pierre Desir joined mainstays Jamel Dean and Ross Cockrell to make up Tampa Bay’s cornerback group for Thursday night time’s 28-22 win over the Eagles.

But then Sherman pulled up within the first quarter grabbing his hamstring, and issues regarded bleak. They regarded even worse when Sherman walked gingerly to the locker room and was pronounced out immediately. But he prevented main harm, which is the break the Buccaneers wanted.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 10: Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 10: Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in motion through the fourth quarter towards the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Head coach Bruce Arians stated after the sport that they may play with who they’ve and dominated out including others to the secondary. The secondary has managed to maintain up effectively with the accidents, faring effectively towards each Jacoby Brissett of Miami and Jalen Hurts of Philadelphia within the final two video games. Thursday’s sport was additionally performed with out linebacker Lavonte David, who was positioned on injured reserve with a low-ankle sprain.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 10: Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after defeating the Miami Dolphins 45-17 at Raymond James Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 10: Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after defeating the Miami Dolphins 45-17 at Raymond James Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Sherman might be missed, however his absence comes throughout a better stretch of schedule for the Buccaneers. Next up is the Bears (2-4), who’ve failed to transfer the ball by the air beneath rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Then it’s a Halloween showdown with New Orleans (3-2), who’ve been extra conservative on offense than initially thought with Jameis Winston beneath heart. The Saints’ unreliable receivers, together with Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris, ought to assist the Buccaneers’ makeshift secondary as effectively.