Sherman announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Sherman will hang up his cleats after 10 seasons in the NFL, the last eight of which came in Kansas City. The 32-year-old will retire as a one-time Super Bowl champ and Pro Bowler, while also leaving the Chiefs without another true fullback on the roster.
Sherman played two offensive snaps during Sunday's 22-16 win over the Broncos. The 31-year-old has played only seven offensive snaps in four games since returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Sherman makes most of his impact on special teams for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs activated Sherman from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Sherman has missed the last three games while on the COVID-19 list, but he's passed the necessary protocols and is in line to play Sunday against the Panthers. The 31-year-old fullback contributes mostly on special teams, although he recorded three touches for seven yards and a touchdown through the first five games of the year.
Sherman was placed on the COVID-19 list Tuesday after potentially being exposed to the virus, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. The 31-year-old hasn't produced a positive test result himself, so at this point the move to the COVID-19 list is precautionary. Assuming Sherman continues to test negative, he should be able to rejoin the Chiefs relatively soon, though it's unclear if he'll be back for Monday's game against the Bills.
Sherman rushed once for no gain and caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in Monday's 34-20 win over Baltimore. Both of the fullback's touches came in high-leverage situations, as he found the end zone on a 3rd-and-goal shovel pass in the second quarter and was stuffed on a 4th-and-1 rushing attempt in the third. Sherman's touchdown was the fifth of his 10-year NFL career.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Los Angeles Chargers||9||9.00|
|6||10/17||@Washington Football Team||15||11.00|
|8||11/01||New York Giants||24||22.00|
|9||11/07||Green Bay Packers||22||20.00|
|10||11/14||@Las Vegas Raiders||28||25.00|
|14||12/12||Las Vegas Raiders||28||25.00|
|15||12/16||@Los Angeles Chargers||9||9.00|
|3 Year Avg||3||6||0||4||41||1||10|