Richard Sherman, Justin Watson Enter 21-Day Return Window

December 8th, 2021

Bucs CB Richard Sherman.

The Bucs announced two players have entered a 21-day window to be added to the active roster.

And Joe is wondering if there is a hidden message here.

Richard Sherman, which Joe expected, was entered into this window. Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians noted earlier this week that he was going to have Sherman cross-train as a safety.

The other player that Joe is very surprised that is placed in this same 21-day window is receiver Justin Watson. Just Monday, Arians sounded as if Watson’s season was done short of injuries to receivers currently on the active roster.

Joe has two thoughts when it comes to Watson: Is Scotty Miller still messed up from his turf toe? On Sunday at Atlanta, Miller, who is used to stretch the field, logged four snaps. Breshad Perriman, who also is a stretch-the-field guy, had 59 snaps. Telling. (Thanks Sean Sullivan!)

So also there is this to ponder: Sherman is being cross-trained at safety. What positions does Mike Edwards play? Watson is a receiver who stretches the field. What position does furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing, fake V-card flashing Antonio Brown play?

33 Responses to “Richard Sherman, Justin Watson Enter 21-Day Return Window”

  1. Beeej Says:

    I thought Brady was forever soured on Watson

  2. Cobraboy Says:

    I think Joe is on to something. And I suspect Miller is still hurting somewhat.

  3. Joe Says:

    I thought Brady was forever soured on Watson

    A body is a body, especially when that body knows the offense.

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Of course Bruce brought back Scotty Miller too early, that’s what Bruce does says Pete

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I seem to remember Watson being decent on Special Teams. The Bucs could use his help there.

  6. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    Maybe Brady doesn’t like Perriman, and Miller is still hurt. I don’t think they’re cutting Brown and Edwards. I think they’re looking for quality depth for the playoffs.

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    Those are some interesting parallels Joe. Could be a stretch but you never know.

  8. Teflon Don Says:

    LOL AB is not gettin cut and neither is Mike Edwards..

  9. Joe Says:

    Joe in Michigan:

    Good point. If memory serves, Watson led special teams last year in tackles.


    Transactions on Tuesday or Wednesday are usually a tip off to something coming down the pike. Often, though not always, it’s a clue someone is hurt and team is CYA’ing at that position in case that player cannot play on Sunday.

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    Good point about special teams, Michigan Joe.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    If Perriman is so fast, why not try him on special teams? Love to see Sherman as safety.

  12. Andrew Says:

    I said it before. The cross training of RS and now this seems like AB and Edwards might be cut or suspended for the rest of the year by the team.

  13. Robert Says:

    puff puff pass andrew. NO way that happens

  14. Joe Says:

    The cross training of RS and now this seems like AB and Edwards might be cut or suspended for the rest of the year by the team.

    It could be. Now one of the Joe’s thinks Sherman is no longer a quality NFL corner. So perhaps Arians is trying to squeeze whatever juice is left in that orange and believes Sherman can have enough left to sometimes play safety?

    It’s not uncommon for old corners to move to safety. Even Ronde Barber played some safety late in his career.

  15. gbobucsfan Says:

    A fresh legged Justin Watson may be just what Special Teams needs. With all the targets on offense (even without AB), I don’t see him playing much on O.
    Then again, I thought Mike Williams and Josh Freeman were going to be Hall of Famers.

  16. Bosch Says:

    It is well documented that AB followed some good advise and got the jab after brandishing the counterfeit v-card. Not sure if Edwards did the same. As far as I know this is only strike 1 for Edwards.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yeah Joe, I forgot about the suspensions. Too much Titos last night!

  18. Bird Says:

    Has sherman really had to tackle his career. He is accustomed to shutting down half a field in his prime. I tried to find tackling highlights and they are all ints

    Not sure him at safety is smart. Obviously would be more a free safety but you still have to tackle and hit. Especially after watching him in limited snaps this year , he appears slow

    He is smart and a ballhawk but not sure this is wise idea.

  19. captivajim Says:

    agree with Pete… BA brings guys back too soon .. I think Devin White was NOT really needed against dixie chix…. now he’ll play ,still hampered by hip injury & mending quad pull ,against Bills at less than 100%…..He should have been rested last wk

  20. kyle Says:

    joe, when did watson ever stretch a give me a break.. we need ab for the run. if we can run the football, we can take pressure off the whole wr group.

  21. Buc king Says:

    To even suggest releasing Edward’s or ab is moronic

  22. StAugBuc Says:

    Wow! How does Goff win player of the week over Brady and Godwin?

  23. adam from ny Says:

    i never thought i’d hear of justin watson again…

    i thought he was being phased out at this point as merely part of the back end of the receiver group with jameis…

    it will really surprise me if he’s back on the roster…

    but joe from michigan has a very good point…

    he was def one of our top tier special teamers…like a top 5 guy…but not top 3

  24. John Says:

    Maybe I’m wrong, but aren’t AB and Edwards already off the active roster right now while they are suspended?

    It’s not like they would need new players to replace AB and Edwards because they have already been replaced. BP was signed to the active roster after the AB suspension. Carlton Davis was activated off IR to replace Edwards.

  25. Kev Says:

    You wasn’t looking in the right place for RS tackling he played the run on his side as good as the pass

  26. Joe Says:

    Maybe I’m wrong, but aren’t AB and Edwards already off the active roster right now while they are suspended?

    Yes and no. They are placed on a special list (would have to look at the name) where they are suspended.

  27. Joe Says:


    Name of the list Brown and Edwards are on is:

    “Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner”

  28. Bradinator Says:

    Watson is a very good Special Teamer. Our Special teams look bad. Maybe he can help. At worst he ends up on the practice squad as call up. Can’t hurt.

  29. Joe Says:

    Joe, when did watson ever stretch a give me a break..

    Never watched him run, eh?

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    What? Can we please just get rid of Watson already, he’s terrible, throwing to him leads to more interceptions than catches.

  31. SOEbuc Says:

    Watson was the leading tackler on special teams last year. Doesn’t mean Scotty turf toe is acting up but he’s a damn fine backup compared to Darden at the moment.

  32. LakelandSteve Says:

    When did Watson ever stretch the field. He is just a little bit faster than My Grandma and she uses a walker. He is a good special teamer though

  33. Alan Collingwood Says:

    Justin Watson is also member of a very exclusive club, “wide receivers with a credited sack”