A knee injury could sideline Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson multiple weeks, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Jackson hasn't been ruled out for Week 8 yet, but this report certainly doesn't seem promising. The 32-year-old caught just one pass in 36 snaps Sunday against the Redskins - a surprising total considering Tampa Bay was without Russell Shepard (hamstring) and lost Louis Murphy (knee) in the middle of the game.
Murphy suffered a torn right ACL in Sunday's loss to Washington, ESPN.com reports/ With Murphy -- who had been slotted behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans in the Bucs' WR pecking order -- now out for the season, Donteea Dye figures to move into the team's No. 3 wideout role for now.
Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy (knee) is feared to have suffered a torn ACL and could miss the remainder of this season, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Murphy was injured while making a catch during the Sunday loss to the Redskins, which could potentially be his final appearance of this season. While its severity will have to be confirmed first, his absence would leave Tampa Bay without its third wideout.
Murphy (knee) was using crutches after Sunday's loss to the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Vincent Jackson (knee) was also injured during Sunday's game, leaving Mike Evans and Donteea Dye as the Bucs' only healthy wide receiver. The initial signs aren't good for Murphy, who has just five targets over the last thee weeks. The good news for Tampa Bay is that Jackson doesn't think his own injury is serious.
The Buccaneers have announced that wideout Louis Murphy has been ruled out for the rest of the Sunday game at Washington due to a knee injury. In the process of completing a 29-yard catch in the first quarter, Murphy took a helmet to his right knee and subsequently limped off the field.
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