Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs' Richard Sherman in first quarter
Less than nine quarters into his highly active Bucs tenure, Richard Sherman has been sidelined by a pulled hamstring. Sherman, who signed with Tampa Bay on Sept. 29 and was thrust into immediate action due to injuries at the position, appeared to pull up after a downfield completion by Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts on Philadelphia's opening possession Thursday night.

Coach Bruce Arians had no update on Sherman's status afterward. Dee Delaney, a surprise survivor of the the team's final roster cuts in training camp, replaced Sherman.

"That's most definitely a hard hit for us," outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett said. "It put us in a tougher situation, but we had a lot of guys who were ready to step up. They came and did their thing, held it down."

Each of the Eagles' first two touchdowns was assisted by Bucs pass-interference whistles. The first, against cornerback Jamel Dean, was a 45-yard spot foul. The second, against safety Mike Edwards, was a 50-yard penalty.

Sherman had three practices (not including a Saturday walk-through) before starting Oct. 3 at New England. He played 98 percent of the defensive snaps in each of his first two contests, totaling 10 tackles. He now joins fellow sidelined cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow) and Carlton Davis (quad), both of whom are on injured reserve.

Joey Knight, The Tampa Times, published 15 October 2021