Since tearing his ACL in October of 2015, Murphy has meandered through his recovery. Upon opening his window for a return on Oct. 17 of this year, he suffered a setback and was ruled out for the season. Now free to sign with any team, he's a better bet to land on a practice squad than anything.
Murphy (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, ruling him out of playing this season, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Murphy, who tore his ACL last October, suffered a setback after returning to practice three weeks ago, leaving him unable to be activated from the PUP list within the required 21-day window. As a result, the veteran will revert to Tampa Bay's injured reserve list, ruling out any game action for him this season. In the wake of Murphy's roster decision Monday, the Buccaneers signed fellow wideout Josh Huff to their practice squad.
Murphy (knee) suffered a setback last week that is keeping him from practicing, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Murphy's setback is not related to the torn ACL he suffered last October, which is good news in terms of avoiding any kind of serious issue at this point. His status for Sunday's game against the Raiders doesn't currently look too promising as he remains on the PUP list, while the Buccaneers could use an additional weapon in the aerial attack sooner rather than later.
Murphy was placed on the PUP list to start this season while still recovering from last October's torn ACL. However, with Monday marking the first day he's eligible to return to practice, Murphy was able to do just that, which is an encouraging sign for his future availability. While it's still unclear when Murphy can be expected to return to game action, the
Murphy (knee) was placed on the Reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
This was a rather obvious move for the Buccaneers. The team is relatively deep at the receiver position and realized that Murphy was not going to be ready for the start of the season. By shutting him down for the first six games of the season, Tampa Bay effectively adds flexibility to its roster moves from here on out. Murphy should be available for Week 7, but there's no guarantee the Bucs will even need the proven wideout given the team's stockpile of receivers.
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