|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 242 lb.|
|Born:||December 11, 1988|
|Drafted:||2011 / Rd. 5 (136)|
Sherman announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Sherman will hang up his cleats after 10 seasons in the NFL, the last eight of which came in Kansas City. The fullback will retire as a one-time Super Bowl champ and Pro Bowler, while also leaving the Chiefs without another true fullback on the roster.
Sherman played two offensive snaps during Sunday's 22-16 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: The 31-year-old has played only seven offensive snaps in four games since returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Sherman makes most of his impact on special teams for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs activated Sherman from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Sherman has missed the last three games while on the COVID-19 list, but he's passed the necessary protocols and is in line to play Sunday against the Panthers. The 31-year-old fullback contributes mostly on special teams, although he recorded three touches for seven yards and a touchdown through the first five games of the year.
Sherman was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday after potentially being exposed to the virus, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
Analysis: The 31-year-old hasn't produced a positive test result himself, so at this point the move to the COVID-19 list is precautionary. Assuming Sherman continues to test negative, he should be able to rejoin the Chiefs relatively soon, though it's unclear if he'll be back for Monday's game against the Bills.
Sherman rushed once for no gain and caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in Monday's 34-20 win over Baltimore.
Analysis: Both of the fullback's touches came in high-leverage situations, as he found the end zone on a 3rd-and-goal shovel pass in the second quarter and was stuffed on a 4th-and-1 rushing attempt in the third. Sherman's touchdown was the fifth of his 10-year NFL career.
Sherman is re-signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The Pro Bowl fullback serves primarily as a blocker in the Chiefs potent offense, as he only touted the rock four times for nine yards and added two catches for 22 yards across 16 regular-season games last season.
Sherman carried the ball four times for nine yards and had two catches for 22 yards across 16 regular-season games in 2019.
Analysis: Sherman served as the Chiefs' top fullback during the 2019 season, doing most of his damage on offense as a blocker. He also played a key role on special teams, logging 310 snaps during the regular season. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, but the team could be motivated to come to terms on a deal that would bring him back for an eighth season in Kansas City.
Sherman is signing a one-year contract to stay with the Chiefs, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Sherman has played seven consecutive 16-game seasons as the top fullback in Kansas City, but his workload bottomed out at 98 offensive snaps in 2018. He did catch eight of nine targets for 96 yards and a touchdown, while his 345 snaps on special teams ranked second on the Chiefs.
Sherman took the field for just 99 offensive snaps in 2018, recording one carry for two yards and eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Sherman's massive decline in utilization during 2018 could be a signal that the Chiefs will let the veteran fullback walk when he hits free agency this offseason. He still contributed on special teams, playing 344 snaps, so there will likely be a home for him somewhere in the NFL next season.
Sherman hauled in his only target for a 36-yard touchdown in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Chargers.
Analysis: Sherman doesn't figure to have much of a role on offense for the Chiefs this season, seeing only 17 offensive snaps in the contest. He had just 20 touches all of last season, leaving him well off the fantasy radar as the lead blocker for Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware.
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