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.
Louis 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.
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