Richard Sherman is reportedly anticipated to go well with up for Sunday evening’s recreation in opposition to the New England Patriots lower than every week after signing a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Sources instructed the NFL Network that Sherman is anticipated to play on Sunday after a seemingly simple transition. 

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The Bucs cornerback place was severely depleted after Sean Murphy-Bunting was positioned on the injured reserve checklist with a dislocated proper elbow after Week 1. Jamel Dean was dominated out with a knee damage and Carlton Davis was listed as questionable for Sunday’s recreation. 

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md.

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photograph, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks at a information convention after an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md.
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According to reports, the Bucs started reaching out to Sherman after the Murphy-Bunting damage.  

known as him weeks earlier than the Bucs contacted him. 

“He reached out initially and just checked to see if I was in shape. He and I had a relationship over the years, and he’s a great guy, very encouraging.”

FILE - San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) is seen during the NFL football Super Bowl 54 game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo.

FILE – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) is seen in the course of the NFL soccer Super Bowl 54 recreation in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla., on this Feb. 2, 2020, file photograph.
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Sherman initially instructed reporters on Wednesday that he didn’t consider he can be able to play in time for Sunday. 

“I need at least a week of practice to really hone things in to play at the level I’m capable of,” he mentioned. “I think it would be foolish to expect me to come out this week and play at a super high level. If I did it, it would be another thing to chalk up as a cool thing I did. But I think the expectation is for me to train, to get in shape and to give me an opportunity for the following game.”

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of the best at their jobs will meet once again in the NFC championship game when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers must decide how much to challenge San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman.

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photograph, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) performs in the course of the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of one of the best at their jobs will meet as soon as once more within the NFC championship recreation when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers should resolve how a lot to problem San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman.
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Circumstances could have contributed to expediting Sherman’s return. Brady will return to Gillette Stadium to face off in opposition to his former coach for the primary time since leaving the group in March 2020.