The Buccaneers’ depleted secondary was dealt another big blow less than a quarter into their “Thursday Night Football” game vs. the Eagles.
Cornerback Richard Sherman was ruled out of the remainder of the Week 6 contest with a hamstring injury.
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Sherman joined the team on Sept. 29, signing a one-year, $2.25 million contract. He was brought in to help lessen the blow of Tampa Bay placing cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting and Carlton Davis on injured reserve earlier this season.
The three-time All-Pro has played in all three of the Buccaneers’ games since signing. He recorded 10 tackles and recovered a fumble while playing 98 percent of the defensive snaps in the first two games. He played in just five games for the 49ers a season ago after suffering a calf injury, recording one interception and one pass defended.
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With the injury to Sherman, Tampa Bay’s two remaining healthy cornerbacks are Ross Cockrell and Jamel Dean, who have each seen significant playing time this season. Dee Delaney came on for Sherman against the Eagles. Delaney, 26, has played in parts of three NFL seasons. He has played primarily on special teams this season but did record 53 defensive snaps in Week 3 vs. the Rams.