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Richard Sherman gets $1 million salary, up to $125,00 in per-game roster bonuses

Richard Sherman hasn't even been with the Buccaneers for a full week yet, but he's already active and expected to be in the lineup for Tampa Bay when they take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

When veteran cornerback Richard Sherman joined the Buccaneers this week, he claimed that other teams were interested. If they were, it didn’t drive up the price that Tampa Bay will pay.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Sherman will receive $1 million over the balance of the season, a prorated $1.2 million salary. Of that amount, $500,000 is guaranteed.

Sherman also can make up to $125,000 in per-game roster bonuses. With 14 games left, that’s $8,928.57 per game.

He’ll get the first piece on Sunday, when he’s active for the Bucs-Patriots game.

The Seahawks and 49ers reportedly were interested in Sherman, along with the Panthers. It’s unclear whether other teams offered more than the contract he accepted in Tampa Bay.