Murphy, Melvin, Bowers On “Out” List

September 5th, 2014

LouisMurphyThe Bucs are banged up and several won’t play on Sunday.

Tampa Bay’s official injury report was issued this afternoon.

Cornerback Rashaan Melvin, wide receiver Louis Murphy, defensive lineman Will Gholston and Da’Quan Bowers, and safety Bradley McDougald have all been ruled out of the home opener.

That means only two Bucs will be inactive on game day.

The injury to Murphy creates an intriguing situation. Look for rookie Robert Herron to get his share of work and critical snaps.

As for the loss of Bowers, well, Joe was hardly counting on him anyway as the No. 4 defensive tackle.

26 Responses to “Murphy, Melvin, Bowers On “Out” List”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    8.5 % of the roster can’t start openig day

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    My money is on Herron making the most of his opportunity.

  3. Architek Says:

    I wish we would just cut Bowers!

  4. mpmalloy Says:

    Bowers? Bowers? Where for art thou, Bowers?

  5. Skyline Crew Says:

    Disappointed to see that Gholston and Murphy won’t be playing.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    7 players have to sit anyway……no great losses here….get them healthy for week 2 hopefully….

  7. Alexstotle Says:

    I like bowers but he is injury Prone. Wish him health but as of right now I dont know what they see in him. I really Liked Larry English and what he produced. Hope The Organization is making the best choices.

  8. biff barker Says:

    Bowers, sigh.

  9. Deacon Blues Says:

    Ummmmm last time I checked 5+2= 7 inactive players not 2.

  10. panhandle buc Says:

    I hope herron can turn into a Percy harvin type player, minus the migraines of course.

  11. Uncle Albert Says:


    Is Jenkins still slated to start over Banks?

  12. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Does bowers even like to play the game anymore? Or is he just a smooth talking SOB?

  13. ManzielMadness Says:

    This is off topic but I would like to see Michael Johnson take advantage of Byron Bell… the converted RT who sucks

  14. Snook Says:

    Bowers is worthless. What a shock that he’s hurt and can’t play.

    I’m so surprised…

  15. willie.D Says:

    Eric Page back by week 3. Part of being a pro is.who can take a.hit. Owusu, murphy? We dont know if Evans can take a hit. 2 wins on accident this year.

  16. BuccNBeers Says:

    I would like to see Bowers get healthy (mentally and physically) and perform like a manimal.

  17. Tom Edrington Says:

    Bowers seeking his destiny: Injured Reserve.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I sure hope you are right. I love Eric Page.

    While they are at it, they can cut Bowers and bring back English. He cannot be any worse than Bowers.

    BTW Joe, Bowers WAS listed as a second stringer earlier this week. Unemployed would be better in my book.

  19. unbelievable Says:

    Herron is a completely different type of player from Harvin. If he bulked up quite a bit, and could keep his speed and stay shifty, then maybe. But right now, he has the speed but not the build.

  20. Capt.Tim, Back from Davie Jones's Locker Says:

    Bowers is going no where. He had a bad Achilles, and a groin tear.
    He also is the only DT,not named McCoy, who can provide burst up the middle.
    Injuries happen. Bowers has skill

    Willie d. – don’t know if they can take a hit??
    Unless you look at their 4 years in college!!

  21. unbelievable Says:

    I was wrong, Herron is actually bigger (in weight) than Harvin, and 2 inches shorter. Now I am even more excited.

  22. Louis Friend Says:

    Herron doesn’t have anywhere near the lateral speed Harvin does. He’s just not as dynamic in an open field. In a straight line race they’d probably tie, but Harvin gets the $$$ because sprinting is only one element of what makes him special. As long as Herron can run good routes and CATCH what gets thrown to him he’ll be okay – but he’s no Harvin.

  23. KeithInTampa Says:

    Am I the only Buc fan that is still holding out hope for Bowers to turn it around and actually become productive? (I know, Bowers hasn’t shown us diddly-squat in the previous two years, but I really thought that maybe with this new defensive minded coaching staff, Bowers could turn it around….If Bowers stays injured or “reinjures again past this week or during the season, Bowers goes in my “Total Bust” column.

  24. Capt.Tim, Back from Davie Jones's Locker Says:

    Keith- nah, I think most Buc fans still believe Bowers can be a great Player.
    Just not the guys here, who hate first- then deny later.

  25. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    Keith- no this is just the most negative site for bucs fans to come on and bash their own players. Stuff they would never say if they talked with the player face to face because they would be scared shitless

  26. Buc-O's 82 Says:

    Cut the ties with Bowers…he’s a boat anchor