Monday, November 20, 2017
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Bucs place J.R. Sweezy, Louis Murphy on PUP list

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TAMPA — The Bucs will open training camp Thursday with two key players held out of practice, as the team announced Tuesday that guard J.R. Sweezy and receiver Louis Murphy will start camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.

Neither player practiced with the Bucs in the offseason — Murphy is recovering from November ACL surgery and Sweezy is recovering from an unspecified procedure this spring. Both can be activated at any point and practice with the team.

The Bucs also waived guard Garrett Gilkey — out since last August after ACL surgery — with a failed physical designation, and signed undrafted rookie Joel Hale.

Hale was a tryout player at Bucs rookie minicamp and is listed as an offensive lineman, though he only played defensive line at Ohio State, totaling 32 tackles in four seasons. He worked at offensive line in 2014 while redshirting, but went back to defense and had 12 tackles as a senior in 2015.

Undrafted rookie safety Elijah Shumate is on the active non-football injury list to start camp, with no indication of what that injury is.

Around the league: Carroll gets extension

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked up beyond the 2016 season.

Team owner Paul Allen tweeted confirmation of the deal. ESPN reported the deal runs through the 2019 season.

The move with Carroll, 64, came two days after the team locked up general manager John Schneider to a contract extension. Both deals had been set to expire after this season.

Carroll is 60-36 in the regular season with Seattle and led the team to five playoff appearances in his six seasons including the franchise's only Super Bowl title in the 2013 season.

Browns: Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon, reinstated after a drug suspension on Monday, has a quadriceps injury and will miss at least two weeks of training camp. Gordon was suspended all of last season and much of 2014 for multiple drug violations. He's banned from the first four games in 2016. Also, former Florida cornerback Joe Haden (left ankle) was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list.

Chiefs: Outside linebacker Justin Houston won't practice in training camp. The four-time Pro Bowl pick had surgery in February on a torn left ACL.

Colts: Defensive lineman Arthur Jones blamed himself for a failed test that resulted in a four-game suspension, saying he mistakenly took a banned ingredient in a supplement.

Falcons: They released Devin Hester, 33, a former college star at Miami who owns the league record with 20 career returns for touchdowns. He missed most of 2015 with foot injuries.

Jaguars: Former receiver Jimmy Smith will be inducted into the team's Pride of the Jaguars at halftime of the Dec. 11 game against the Vikings.

Lions: Veteran free agent receiver and former FSU standout Anquan Boldin signed for one year, ESPN reported.

Information from Times wires was used in this report. Contact Greg Auman at [email protected] or (813) 226-3346. Follow @GregAuman.

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