Bucs WR Louis Murphy done for rest of season
Bucs receiver Louis Murphy's 2016 season will come and go without him playing a single snap.
Murphy, 29, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee last November, returned to the practice field three weeks ago, only to suffer an unrelated setback after only two practices. On Monday, the 21-day window the Bucs had to activate him to the 53-man roster ended, and he was placed on the physically unable to play/reserve list, ending his season.
"Louis Murphy is going to revert back to injured-PUP," coach Dirk Koetter said Monday, adding that an official release would go out later in the day.
Murphy, who played at Lakewood and at Florida, had 41 catches for 578 yards and two touchdowns in 2014-15 with the Bucs. He's under contract for 2017 and due to make $2-million, but his injury status would make him a question mark for whether he stays in the Bucs' plans moving forward.