Report: Sherman visiting with Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be getting some much-needed help at cornerback.

Veteran corner Richard Sherman is heading to Tampa Bay to visit with the team, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.

The three-time All-Pro and former Super Bowl champion is a sought-after free agent, especially for teams with trouble in the secondary like the Bucs.

Tampa has averaged 29 points against per game and owns the league's worst pass defense, giving up 1,015 yards and nine touchdowns through the air. Starting corner Sean Murphy-Bunting dislocated his elbow in the season opener and Jamel Dean suffered a knee injury Sunday.

Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has been recruiting Sherman to aid the team's defense, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Buccaneers dropped to 2-1 after a loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Sherman, 33, was named a Pro Bowler as recently as 2019, but he was limited to five games in 2020 due to a calf injury.

Sherman was arrested in July for attempting to force his way into his in-laws' residence. He was initially arrested for burglary domestic violence, which was later downgraded to a misdemeanor of criminal trespass. He also faces several other misdemeanor charges.

The 10-year veteran spent the past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after starring with the Seattle Seahawks for his first seven years.

Sherman was in talks with the 49ers and Seahawks this offseason about a potential return, and he was also rumored to have drawn interest from the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders.

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