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Buccaneers CB Richard Sherman’s timeline to return from hamstring injury, revealed

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed cornerback Richard Sherman a few weeks ago and threw him right into the fire due to their injury issues in the secondary. Sherman is now dealing with his own injury and is going to miss a couple of weeks with a hamstring problem, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.

The veteran cornerback suffered the injury in the Buccaneers’ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. The initial diagnosis seemed to suggest he would miss a few weeks, and that’s what the MRI over the weekend confirmed.

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Sherman admitted in a tweet that he asked his body to do a lot in a short period of time as he worked his way back into game shape. The Buccaneers veteran remained unsigned for a while in part due to a domestic violence incident in the offseason.

The 33-year-old has played in three games so far for Tampa Bay. He has 11 tackles in those three games but doesn’t have any interceptions yet.

The Buccaneers are 5-1 on the season behind a dominant offense led by the ageless Tom Brady. The defense has shown some signs of life as well after some struggles to start the campaign, so hopefully this Sherman injury won’t hurt too much.

Tampa Bay faces the Chicago Bears next week. The Bears have one of the worst offenses in the NFL, so the Buccaneers’ defense should be in good shape for that matchup even without Sherman.