The Bucs are banged up at cornerback heading into Week 3, which has GM Jason Licht looking at outside options. One of those options could be 5-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman, who is currently unsigned. On Monday, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians confirmed that Licht had reached out to the 10-year veteran.
“Jason’s reached out,” Arians said. “We gotta see what…he’s got other things going on too. Just a matter of – I coach the ones that we got, and he’ll handle the rest of that. We’ll kick the tires on some other guys too. We’ll talk and we’ll see. If it’s the right fit, it’s the right fit and we’ll move on it.”
Bucs CB Sean Murphy-Bunting- Photo by USA Today
Tampa Bay is already without third-year starting cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting after a Week 1 elbow injury. His replacement, Jamel Dean, left for a few snaps on Sunday after being banged up. No. 1 cornerback Carlton Davis battled through a hamstring strain to play on Sunday, then left the game briefly with another injury. Davis and Dean returned to action, but Arians did mention a couple unknown Bucs are getting MRIs on Monday.
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