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Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speak late in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman is still trying to earn his way back onto a National Football League roster – and apparently, he still wants it to be with Tom Brady as his teammate.

According to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Sherman is headed to Tampa on Tuesday for a visit with the Buccaneers. This is his first free-agent visit of the 2021 season, and first since being arrested and booked for burglary domestic violence in July.

The Bucs are dealing with injuries at cornerback ahead of a Week 4 matchup with the Patriots. Jamel Dean escaped a serious knee injury, according to Pelissero, but his status for Sunday is in doubt. Sean Murphy-Bunting is currently on injured reserve.

Sherman opened up about the incident in July in an interview with USA Today’s Doug Farrar.

“It’s just one of those days people have, bad days, caught me on a bad day, too much time on my hands, too much time to think,” Sherman said. “It’s unfortunate, one of those times in life where you reach a bit of a crossroads. My crossroad was seen more publicly. But I’m grateful for what happened. It was a good eye-opening experience, good chance for me to find help and to get the help I needed, and to have some conversations that I wasn’t able to have before and to get some clarity that I did not have.”

Brady and Sherman are best known for their clashes between the Patriots and Seahawks, most notably Super Bowl XLIX and an infamous postgame interaction after a Seattle win over the Pats in 2012.

Multiple reports have indicated over the years that Brady and Sherman shared a mutual interest in being teammates. It seems that, in 2021, that could finally become a reality. Just as the Bucs head to Foxborough.

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