Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy Suffers Setback In Return From ACL Tear


Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter mentioned Wednesday that WR Louis Murphy suffered a setback last week and is no longer practicing.

“There was a setback, yep,” Koetter said of Murphy, via Jenna Laine of ESPN. “[It is a] different injury than his knee.

Koetter was asked if the new injury is significant to which he replied: “I don’t know what is significant and what is not, but not able to practice right now.”

Murphy opened the year on the team’s PUP list but received clearance to begin practicing a week ago, which leaves the Buccaneers with three weeks to officially activate him. However, the injury setback could ultimately lead to him being placed on injured reserve at some point.

Murphy, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2009. The Buccaneers signed him to a four-year, $4.75 million contract back in 2014, which includes a base salary of $1.5 million this season.

In 2015, Murphy appeared in six games for the Buccaneers and caught 10 passes for 198 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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