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The Bucs could potential go after free-agent Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman is ready to make his comeback to the NFL. In an interview with USA Today, Sherman said he has "a decade worth of resume' that should stand more firmly than a momentary lapse in judgment."

"I’ve got a decade of character and tape to be judged off of. If you’re judging me off of a momentary lapse, I’m probably not the player for you either way," Sherman said.

Sherman was arrested July 14 after he allegedly attempted to break into his in-laws’ home after he was in a car accident in a highway construction zone. Sherman was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless endangerment of road workers, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and malicious mischief. Two days after his arrest, Sherman released a statement acknowledging that he needed help.

Sherman, a three-time All-Pro, starred in Seattle for the Seahawks from 2011-2017. He won the 2014 Super Bowl as a key member of the Seahawks defense and "Legion of Boom" defensive backfield. Richard Sherman’s track record speaks for itself, and his skill set matches perfectly with Todd Bowles’ scheme, making him a logical fit for a team primed to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

After leaving the Seahawks, Sherman joined the San Francisco 49ers and played with them from 2018-2020. ESPN reported this week that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in acquiring Sherman.

There are plenty of factors for the Bucs to weigh here, but it certainly looks like they’re financially preparing themselves to make a move in the near future.

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