Sherman pled guilty Monday in King County (Wash.) Superior Court to two charges and an infraction stemming from a July 2021 arrest, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The charges included negligent driving in the first degree and criminal trespass in the second degree, while Sherman also received an infraction for speeding in a roadway construction zone. The off-field concerns kept him away from football until the Buccaneers came calling in September in the midst of a number of injuries within their secondary. But hamstring, calf and Achilles issues of his own contained Sherman to five appearances, which translated to 11 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery. With his legal issues behind him, it remains to be seen if the soon-to-be 34-year-old will garner much interest on the free-agent market.
Sherman (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his 2021 season, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. The cornerback will now be unavailable for the Buccaneers as they attempt to win their second consecutive championship. Sherman only appeared in five games this season after signing with the team in September, making 11 tackles, deflecting a pass, recovering a fumble and recording an interception. Ross Cokrell and Jamel Dean (hamstring) will continue seeing extra run in the team's secondary.
Sherman (Achilles) is inactive Sunday against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Sherman was considered doubtful coming into the day and will miss his second straight game.
Sherman (Achilles) will take the field Week 16 against Carolina. Sherman did not take the field last week against New Orleans after logging 19 snaps in the previous contest against Buffalo, but he was a limited participant in practice this week and will ultimately be cleared to take the field. The Tampa Bay secondary is getting closer to full strength, especially at the cornerback position, though safety Antoine Winfield (foot) won't be suiting up Sunday.
Sherman (Achilles) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Sherman missed Week 15 due to the Achilles issue but may be able to return to the field this weekend. The 33-year-old worked as a limited practice participant all week and could end up a game-time decision.
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