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BUCCANEERS SIGN RICHARD SHERMAN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed cornerback Richard Sherman. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sherman (6-3, 205), a five-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro cornerback, comes to Tampa Bay after spending three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers (2018-20). He originally entered the league as a fifth-round selection (No. 154 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFL Draft and went on to play seven seasons in Seattle (2011-17).
Over 139 career regular season games, including 133 starts, Sherman has amassed 484 tackles (12 for loss), 115 passes defensed, 36 interceptions (478 return yards), six fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, three defensive touchdowns and 2.0 sacks. Since entering the league in 2011, Sherman leads the NFL with 36 interceptions, while his 115 passes defensed rank fourth during that span.
In the postseason, Sherman has played in and started 15 games, recording 51 tackles (one for loss), 12 passes defensed, four interceptions and one forced fumble. He has been a starter on three teams that won NFC Championships (2013, 2014 with Seattle; 2019 with San Francisco) and won Super Bowl XLVIII as a member of the Seahawks.
Sherman was selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010s All-Decade Team, alongside new Tampa Bay teammates Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh.
A native of Compton, California, Sherman played collegiately at Stanford, where he also competed in track and field.
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