Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Injured Bucs Sweezy, Murphy to miss first five games

TAMPA — The Bucs placed guard J.R. Sweezy and receiver Louis Murphy on the reserve-physically unable to perform list, meaning neither will play in the first five games of the regular season.

The moves were not unexpected — Sweezy, who had surgery for a herniated disc in his back, hasn't practiced since signing with the Bucs in March, while Murphy is still recovering from ACL surgery to his knee in November.

They are eligible to start practicing in Week 7 of the regular season, which opens a three-week period in which they can return to the active roster.

The moves allowed the Bucs to re-sign two players who had been waived Sunday: former Clearwater High linebacker Jeremiah George and safety Kimario McFadden. The two provide depth for Wednesday's preseason finale against the Redskins (the game was moved from Thursday due to concern about bad weather), allowing the Bucs to rest their starters, but neither is likely to make the final cut to 53 players on Saturday.

Contact Greg Auman at [email protected] and (813) 310-2690. Follow @gregauman.

Injured Bucs Sweezy, Murphy to miss first five games 08/30/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:58pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Durant's Cameron Myers now one of the state's elite RBs

    Footballpreps

    There will come a day when Cameron Myers is stopped, when opposing defenders gang up to prevent him from breaking off big gains.

    When? Who knows?

    Durant running back Cameron Myers breaks free for a 39-yard touchdown run against Newsome. (Scott Purks, Special to the Times)
  2. Check out what this former Buc has cooking in Buffalo

    Bucs

    Leonard Johnson is thrilled to extend his NFL career in Buffalo this season, but whenever his playing days are over, the former Bucs cornerback is ready for life after football.

    He's actually pretty excited.

    Buffalo Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson catches a pass during an NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Saturday, July 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
  3. Koetter: Jameis Winston will test shoulder in practice Friday

    Blogs

    Will he? Won't he? It appears the Bucs' uncertainty over whether quarterback Jameis Winston can play through a shoulder injury Sunday at Buffalo will carry up until the final hours before kickoff.

    Jameis Winston didn't throw at practice Wednesday.
  4. Fennelly: Even frustrated Bucs fans hold out hope

    Blogs

    Many fans wrote back when I threw out an all-points the other day, asking if Bucs fans are perpetually in a state of expecting the worst.

    Bucs fans cheer during a preseason game against the Washington Redskins in August at Raymond James Stadium.
  5. Bucs snapper Garrison Sanborn looking forward to return to Bills

    Bucs

    Throughout his eight seasons with the Bills, whenever former players would come to Buffalo for a game, Garrison Sanborn remembers the place to take them for a reunion dinner was a popular Italian …

    Garrison Sanborn enjoyed just one winning season in eight years in Buffalo. [AP photo]