Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence Will Not Practice

July 31st, 2015

LouisMurphyUPDATED, 12:47 p.m.: Welcome to the NFL. The injury bug already is affecting key Buccaneers.

The Bucs reported to training camp today and, as general manager hinted Tuesday night, there are couple of wounded Buccaneers.

Lovie Smith said today that Akeem Spence, 3 1/2 sacks last year, has a back injury and will not practice tomorrow. Also, per Lovie, Louis Murphy will be out after injuring his ankle with “a freak accident.”

Officially, Murphy is on the Active/Non-Football Injury list and Spence on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Their designations can be changed at any time.

Hmm, perhaps this is why the Bucs made the move to re-sign Da’Quan Bowers this week, who ended last season as a defensive tackle.

There are no more details on Murphy. If nothing else, it opens a small door for rookie receivers Kenny Bell and Kaelin Clay, and Russell Shepard.

16 Responses to “Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence Will Not Practice”

  1. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    Now the Bowers signing makes a whole lot of sense.

  2. ander Says:

    akeem spence is very underated hopefully the injury is not serious

  3. BucsQcCity Says:

    More practice time for Bell. Throw to the Fro!!

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Okay well I’m obviously too mental to even figure out how to reply to any posts on the message board. I’ve logged in and registered. I see other people posting, but there is nowhere for my to reply, or click anything to reply. I’m totally lost in there.

  5. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    If Muphy is going our #3 WR, he needs as many reps with Winston as possible. The good news is we drafted K. Bell.

  6. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    87, what are you talking about?

  7. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Oh 87, I see! Lol

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo will not practice….Pablo injured his groin & both hamstrings “rough table dancing”….Pablo considers the injuries minor.”

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Nevermind I figured it out…

  10. snook Says:

    Murphy is garbage.

  11. billdubya Says:

    had to get off 620 for a little bit……Shaun King is on can’t stand him….complete waste of air time

  12. Buc-A-New Says:

    I too tried the message board and looked around and said F this. Im out of here

  13. "TheKevin" Says:

    How can they be injured the first day of camp?

    What the hell have they been doing all off season that they are hurt on the first day?


  14. Sensiblebuc Says:

    Shut your mouth snook you’re still a welch.

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    Spence on Pup list. I bet he injured his back in the weight room.

  16. Capt.Tim Says:

    Gotta a feeling that Kenny Bell will have the speed and hands to kill defenses, keying on the Big guys.

    Murphy better be careful. Not the best time for Freak injuries. Might lead to freak unemployment