The Bucs have made a series of roster moves before getting things going for the playoffs. They have placed cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve with an achilles injury, while activating outside linebacker Shaq Barrett and kicker Jose Borregales off of the COVID list.

In another move, Tampa Bay added wide receiver John Hurst to the practice squad. Hurst signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent last season out of Georgia and spent some time on the practice squad in October.

The is the second stint on injured reserve for Sherman. He previously was on there with a calf injury in November, returning in Week 14 against the Bills. Sherman initially signed with the Bucs in October,  but multiple injuries has caused him to only play in five games. He’s recorded 11 tackles, one pass breakup, one interception and recovered a fumble. Sherman will have to miss the next three games, which would only make him available if the Bucs reach the Super Bowl again.

Barrett was placed on the COVID list on Friday of last week. He wasn’t going to play in the season finale anyway as he deals with an MCL injury. Barrett hurt his knee in the first half of the Bucs’ Week 16 win over the Panthers. He played on the first defensive series in the second half before exiting for the rest of the game. Barrett missed the following two games against the Jets and the Panthers.

Barrett leads the Bucs with 10 sacks on the season. He’s also racked up 51 tackles, 22 quarterback hits, nine tackles for loss, one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. The Bucs will need their best pass rusher when they host the Eagles in the Wildcard round on Sunday.

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Swash
Swash(@yomammy)
8 days ago

This article has false information.
Sherman is ineligible to play in the super bowl as well because players can only be activated from IR once per season. He’s done.

bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
Reply to  Swash
8 days ago

Good catch Swash! He’s not really needed now that we’ve gotten a little more healthier back there.

bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
8 days ago

Need Barrett back for playoffs! He’s our best QB killer. Waiting to hear that JPP is ready to go. He got a couple of games to rest that torn rotator cuff as much as possible till offseason surgery. Despite popular opinion, our Defense just works better with JPP in there. He’s still a beast… when he wants to be! Ask the Bucs OLine which player they fear on Defense in practice? Bet here, it’s JPP!

SenileSenior
SenileSenior(@xpfcwintergreen)
Reply to  bucballer
8 days ago

Don’t know what the snap counts will be. I expect to see JPP, Barrett, Nelson, JTS and Gill in the rotation at OLB. Don’t expect to see David until our second home game of the playoffs. We should be fine.
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fredster
fredster(@fredster)
8 days ago

Sherman=lost cause.

flichter
flichter(@flichter)
Reply to  fredster
8 days ago

Sad to see, because I’m sure he’s as mentally sharp as ever… but his body is breaking down to the point he can’t even stay on the field for any period of time without an injury. If it were just his speed that’d dried up, we could at least try to shuffle him over to Safety the way Ronde finished out his career – but Sherman looks 100% physically finished after 2021. I hope signing him wasn’t a complete lost cause, the dude has an absolute wealth of experience both playing defensive back and invaluable leadership skills from his time… Read more »

Last edited 8 days ago by flichter
bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
Reply to  flichter
8 days ago

Father Time waits for no one… well maybe just a little bit for Tom Brady!

Eddie
Eddie(@oct62020)
Reply to  flichter
7 days ago

He was broken down even during this last year with the 49ers.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
8 days ago

How does a guy who doesn’t play get so hurt? Nice try Licht, but Sherman’s tank was empty when you signed him. Now his tank is filled with money thanks to you. The practice squad is where your next man up should come from, not the old folks home. We give Licht credit for drafting well, but we need to bring in dead legs from the outside when someone goes down? Why put him on IR, why not just cut him?