Louis Murphy Returns

August 11th, 2015

MurphyLegions of Gators fans are smiling now, as are those terrified by the Bucs’ flimsy depth at receiver.

Joe is no big fan of wide receiver Louis Murphy, but it’s great to have him back healthy. Today, the Bucs announced Murphy has been reactivated following an ankle injury in the offseason that Lovie Smith labeled “freak.” Murphy passed a team physical, per the Bucs. He is expected on the field in some capacity this afternoon.

Murphy is a great guy to have on your roster as a No. 5 receiver, maybe a No. 4, as a veteran who also can play special teams.

Joe’s just leery of Murphy as a No. 3 option. He caught 31 balls last year for 380 yards, including two touchdowns and a 118-yard game in Chicago, plus a big catch in a 99-yard effort against the Steelers. That was his first game as a Buccaneer, following being cut after training camp last year.

10 Responses to “Louis Murphy Returns”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Welcome back. Good depth. Hope Rannell Hall makes the team.

  2. Mike10 Says:

    I like this guy – he did all and more that was asked of him..

    But aren’t we pretty deep at WR? I mean second to DT maybe, it’s the position we have the most depth in

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs have receivers coming out of their ears.

  4. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    We didn’t draft two WRs for nothing. I think he is really going to have to show up to have a chance to make this team. With the two rookies, Hall ballin, and “hands” Herron emerging, it’s not looking good for the Gator.

  5. Stanglassman Says:

    Please name a year the Bucs had better depth at WR? Murphy, Bell or Hall could easily catch 40/450 balls/yds this season given the chance. More than 2002 Joe Jurivisious. To call this years WR depth flimsy is just not true. There is always a drop off after a team’s top 2 top ones. The only difference the Bucs have this season is their depth is for the most part young.

  6. Fsuking Says:

    It’s not flimsy, it’s unproven. Bell could be a HOFer for all we know. Hall and Clay could be Wes Welker types. Or they could all suck. We just can’t be sure, let it play out

  7. BucFan20 Says:

    Joe is no big fan of anyone. OH wait. There is 1.

  8. Stanglassman Says:

    Murphy isn’t unproven he’s caught 40+ balls for 600 yards with a 15+ yard per completion before in this league. With 3 other season of part time work with 30+ catches. Yes there are 2-3 other players on this roster that are young that could be better. Mainly Bell and Hall. You can have good depth and potential at the same time and that what this WR group has this season.

  9. James Walker Says:

    The receivers look bad today at practice IMHO. One pass to Vjax by Winston during warmups Vjaxs didn’t even try to catch it and looked back at Winston as if to say… “huh?”

  10. LakelandBuc Says:

    Louis Murphy will be a valuable asset to this team, his experience is what set him apart from these rookies. We have a lot of depth at WR this season, but they are young and unproven.I think we should go with 6 WR, 3 TE, 5 RB. I’m looking at VJAX, Mike Evans, Louis Murphy, Kenny Bell, Robert Herron, Kaelin Clay. We should add Rannell Hall and Adam Humphries to the practice squad, this group is deep and talented.