Richard Sherman to work out for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources confirm

Sources confirmed that Richard Sherman, a veteran cornerback, will fly to Tampa, Florida on Tuesday to work out for the Buccaneers.
Sources told ESPN's Ed Werder that Sherman has been in talks with the Bucs for several week and will need to wait a few weeks before he can sign with his next team.

Bruce Arians previously stated that Jason Licht, general manager, had reached out Sherman to gauge Sherman's interest.

NFL Network reported first that Sherman would visit the Bucs.

Sherman, who is 33 years old, will be a valuable asset to one of the league’s youngest defensive backfields. Sherman is also a good tackler, which has been a problem for the Bucs' defense this season.

The Bucs are without Sean Murphy Bunting, who was injured reserve after sustaining a dislocated right arm Sept. 20. He is also the team's nickelback.

Jamel Dean (third cornerback for the team) was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's match against the Los Angeles Rams. He did not return to the game. Although the results of his MRI are yet to be released, a source informed ESPN's Jenna Laine it is possible that the injury is not severe but may take time to heal.

Pierre Desir and Rashard Robinson, cornerbacks, were also added to the team's practice squad.

Robinson was promoted for Sunday's match, but Dee Delaney (mostly a special-teams performer) got the nod. Arians gave praise to Delaney after Sunday's game. However, the secondary was unable to overcome Rams receivers Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee. They also lost DeSean Jackson and Tyler Higbee, who combined for 343 yards passing and four touchdowns to Matthew Stafford.

Sherman is currently addressing legal issues. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Friday in Washington. In connection with a situation at his wife's home in Redmond, Washington in July, Sherman was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors. He was also charged with resisting arrest, driving under the influence, and recklessly endangering road workers.

Sherman pleaded guilty to all five charges but said he wasn't proud and was "deeply sorry" for his actions.

King County prosecutors and sheriff obtained an "extreme-risk protection order" for Sherman in February. This bans Sherman from possessing guns, after Sherman was deemed a threat to himself and others. The case details were not released.

This report was contributed by Jenna Laine, ESPN.