Is Louis Murphy A No-Brainer?February 15th, 2017
A minor October setback from his knee recovery — an unrelated injury — got Louis Murphy cut by the Bucs in early November.
So Murphy, 29, hasn’t played NFL football since the dreaded Capitol Collapse in 2015, when he blew out his ACL.
However, the Bucs are starved for receiver depth and Murphy is a work-ethic guy who knows the offense, and he’s well liked at One Buc Palace, and he should be willing to sign a prove-it, veteran-minimum contract.
Joe sees Murphy as the perfect kind of training camp body the Bucs should be seeking at wide receiver.
What’s the harm, assuming Murphy can pass a physical?
When Murphy played in 2014 and 2015, he proved valuable and capable in a reserve role.
After the dust settles in the first wave of free agency, Joe could see the Bucs bringing Murphy in for a workout if they haven’t bagged two new pass catchers with Team Glazer’s loot.