Five-time Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman signs deal with Bucs
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Five-time Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman signs deal with Buccaneers

It doesn't seem like all that long ago when Richard Sherman and Tom Brady were on opposite sides of the ball as the Patriots and Seahawks duked it out in Super Bowl XLIX.

Now the two will be rocking the same jersey, as the veteran cornerback has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sherman, 33, announced the signing on his podcast and revealed that multiple teams showed interest in signing him. After several weeks of talks, the Bucs emerged as the best fit.

"I went with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group," he said via ESPN. "I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to go out there and execute and help that team win."

Sherman does, in fact, bring skill and a veteran presence to a Bucs secondary that has been hit with injuries early in the season. Although he says he needs a couple of weeks to get into game shape, he could be exactly what Tampa Bay needs to punch their ticket to the playoffs and make another Super Bowl run.

And as for Tom Brady, Sherman said the QB reached out to him personally.

"He's the all-time great quarterback reaching out, and anytime he makes that call, it's a very difficult opportunity to pass up," Sherman said.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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