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TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback Richard Sherman will miss a few weeks due to a hamstring injury. A source confirmed this to ESPN Monday. A MRI confirmed that Sherman had a pulled hamstring after Thursday's win over Philadelphia Eagles 28-22.
Sherman sustained the injury while trying to tackle Quez Watkins, who was running over Sherman to get to him on the seventh play of the Bucs first defensive series.
Sherman was playing his third game in 12 days. He hadn't practiced or played in 288 days. This shows how desperate the Bucs' defensive backfield situation is.
Sean Murphy-Bunting (starter) and Carlton Davis (injured reserve). Murphy-Bunting is eligible to return to action last week, as league rules require that injured reserve be at least three weeks. However, he is still healing from an elbow dislocation. After suffering a quadriceps injury during Week 4 at New England Patriots, Davis was placed on injured reserve.
Jamel Dean missed the week due to a knee injury, but has since been back. Safety Antoine Winfield Jr., who sustained a concussion during Week 4, is expected to be cleared by the team this week. Lavonte, the Bucs' inside linebacker and team captain, has been sidelined since Week 5. He also suffered a low-ankle injury in Week 5.
Dee Delaney and Pierre Desir could be tapped to fill in for Sherman. They have both been able to step in at different times when Sherman was injured. Due to Desir's involvement in nickel-and-dime sub-packages, Delaney took over Sherman's duties on Thursday night. Desir was injured in Foxborough and Desir replaced him.
Sherman's injury was first reported by the NFL Network.