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Sport Report: Bucs spoke to Richard Sherman after Sean Murphy-Bunting injury

17:20  19 september  2021
17:20  19 september  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

Buccaneers DB Sean Murphy-Bunting exits Thursday's game, won't return

  Buccaneers DB Sean Murphy-Bunting exits Thursday's game, won't return Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting suffered an elbow injury during tonight’s season opener that will sideline him for at least the rest of the game. The team announced that Murphy-Bunting has been ruled out for the rest of the contest. © Mike De Sisti / The Milwaukee Journal Sent via Imagn Content Services, LLC Murphy-Bunting suffered the injury in the first quarter in a play that saw Dak Prescott connect with CeeDee Lamb for a touchdown. The defensive back was seen holding his shoulder and arm while retreating back to the locker room.

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The Buccaneers put cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve this week due to the elbow injury that knocked him out of the opener and it remains unclear how long he will be out.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said this week that the team was still waiting to find out if Murphy-Bunting will be able to return this season and they reportedly looked into some options to fill out the position group while he’s out of the lineup. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports the team reached out to free agent Richard Sherman in the wake of the injury.

Bucs waiting to find out if Sean Murphy-Bunting is out for season

  Bucs waiting to find out if Sean Murphy-Bunting is out for season The Buccaneers placed cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve this week and they’re not yet sure when they will be getting him back. When Bucs head coach Bruce Arians spoke to reporters the day after Murphy-Bunting dislocated his elbow, he said he thought the corner would be alright but Tuesday brought a somewhat different answer [more]When Bucs head coach Bruce Arians spoke to reporters the day after Murphy-Bunting dislocated his elbow, he said he thought the corner would be alright but Tuesday brought a somewhat different answer about his outlook. Arians said the team is looking at a wide window for Murphy-Bunting’s return and that it could stretch as long as the rest of the season.

Carlton Davis is also dealing with a hamstring injury, but the Bucs haven’t moved to sign Sherman. Time will tell if further clarity on Murphy-Bunting’s timeline leads to a different decision.

Pelissero reports that the 49ers have maintained contact with Sherman, who spent the last three seasons with the NFC West club. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan called re-signing Sherman a possibility after Jason Verrett tore his ACL in Week One, but, like the Bucs, they opted to go in another direction and signed Dre Kirkpatrick this week.

Sherman pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges including DUI and criminal trespassing after a July incident involving his wife. The resolution of those charges could result in league discipline for Sherman.

Report: Bucs spoke to Richard Sherman after Sean Murphy-Bunting injury originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

Buccaneers sign Richard Sherman to 1-year deal .
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed the top free agent still on the market on Wednesday. Cornerback Richard Sherman is joining the Bucs. The defensive back initially announced his decision on his podcast. The Buccaneers have gone on to confirm the d eal: We've signed CB Richard Sherman.#GoBucs— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 29, 2021 Sherman joins a secondary in desperate need of an upgrade. While the Bucs are the defending champions, they’ve also allowed the most completions in the NFL through three games this season. Injuries have not helped.

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