29 September (WNN) — Five-time Pro Bowl selection Richard Sherman will continue his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the cornerback announced Wednesday on his podcast.
He said that Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady called him to ascertain his interest in joining the team.
“anytime [Brady] That call is a very difficult opportunity to pass up,” Sherman said. Richard Sherman Podcast.
Sources told NFL Network and ESPN that Sherman’s deal with the Buccaneers is for one year. The Buccaneers confirmed the signing on social media. Sherman visited the team on Tuesday.
Sherman, 33, spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He became a free agent this off-season.
He said he also received interest from the 49ers, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, but went with the “best offer” he received.
“They’re coming out of a Super Bowl, they have a great veteran team with tons of talent,” Sherman said of the Buccaneers. “You always have a chance with Tom Brady.”
The Buccaneers began talks with Sherman several weeks ago, when they lost to Sean Murphy-Bunting with a dislocated elbow.
Sherman made a total of 18 tackles, one interception, one pass defended and one tackle for the loss of five for 49 last season. He joined the 49ers in 2018. He spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Seahawks. The three-time All-Pro won the Super Bowl in 2014.
Sherman was also arrested in July at his wife’s parents’ home in Redmond, Wash. He was charged with five misdemeanors, including domestic violence and resisting arrest and driving while under the influence.
He pleaded not guilty to those charges. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Friday in Washington.
Sherman apologized for the incident on Twitter this summer. He quoted “importance of mental and emotional health” in Apology.
Sherman said on Wednesday that he has received a lot of interest from the teams “despite the legal issues”.
“Mentally I had my moments,” Sherman said. “Obviously, I’ve adapted and changed a few things in that regard, in terms of the mental wellness side of things.
“I talked to a counselor, got some help, and got the medicine I needed.”
The Buccaneers placed Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve on September 20. Third-string cornerback Jemel Dean sustained a knee injury in the Buccaneers’ defeat to the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday.
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