The veteran receiver's two seasons in Tampa have been cut short by injury, with an ankle ailment curtailing Murphy's 2014 campaign after 11 games. The 28-year-old was a reasonably effective third receiver early this past season, and was just beginning to develop a rapport with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston when he suffered his season-ending ACL tear in Week 6 against the Redskins. Six of his 10 catches went for first downs, and he also tallied receptions of 33 and 54 yards, which helped Murphy post a career-high 19.8 yards per catch in 2015. Under Tampa's control through the 2016 season, the eight-year pro could potentially begin training camp on the sidelines while he completes his recovery. In the event that teammate Vincent Jackson is jettisoned in the offseason by the Bucs' new coaching staff, Murphy could find himself with some added opportunities in the 2016 campaign in a new offensive system.
A knee injury could sideline Tampa Bay 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.
Louis Murphy (torn ACL) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
With Murphy out for the season and Russell Shepard (hamstring) possibly still nursing an injury, Donteea Dye may be the Bucs' No. 3 wide receiver by default. As if the depletion of depth weren't enough to deal with, starting wideout Vincent Jackson (knee) is also banged up. Mike Evans is going to be busy.
Louis 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.
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 Sunday's loss to the Redskins, which could potentially be his final appearance of this season. While the severity of Murphy's knee injury will have to be confirmed first, his absence would figure to leave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' offense without their preferred No. 3 wideout.
|2013||New York Giants||14||0||6||37||6.2||8||1||0||0||2|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||3||31||380||12.3||54||2||6||2||14|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||1||10||198||19.8||54||0||4||1||6|
|2013||New York Giants||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||3||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||1||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||New York Giants||14||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Riddell Authentic Speed Helmet Shop Now!