Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman has been designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, Buccaneers wide receiver Justin Watson was designated to return from the physically unable to perform list.
The designations open a 21-day window to practice for both players to be activated to the 53-man roster.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that Sherman would begin crosstraining at safety upon his return to practice.
Sherman sustained a calf injury while warming up for a game against the Washington Football Team on Nov. 14. He was set to make his fourth start since joining the team in late September.
The 33-year-old Stanford product has appeared in 142 career games (136 starts) in 10-plus seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Buccaneers. He has 36 interceptions, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
Watson, 25, has been sidelined the entire season by a knee injury. He has 23 receptions for 258 yards and two touchdowns in 39 career games with the Buccaneers.
--Field Level Media