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Louis Murphy visiting Buccaneers

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The Buccaneers have addressed several positions since the start of free agency, but they haven’t brought in any wide receivers.

That could change if a meeting with Louis Murphy goes well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Murphy is visiting with the team on Tuesday.

Murphy appeared to be on track for a productive career as a receiver early in his career with the Raiders as he caught 75 passes and flashed plus-speed during the 2009 and 2010 seasons in Oakland. He had just 15 catches in 2011, however, and was dealt to the Panthers before the 2012 season. Murphy had 25 catches in Carolina and slumped to six with a struggling Giants offense last season before becoming a free agent.

If Murphy lands in Tampa, he’ll move to the top of the list of receivers battling for a job behind starters Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. Tiquan Underwood is a free agent and Chris Owusu is currently tops among the receivers behing Jackson and Williams on the depth chart with 13 catches for 114 yards last season.

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12 Responses to “Louis Murphy visiting Buccaneers”
  1. chicagosports2014 says: Mar 18, 2014 3:08 PM

    Lovie trying to show he belong in the NFL, for all the HATERS! Lovie your a Bear for life no matter where you coach.


  2. readysethike says: Mar 18, 2014 3:09 PM

    how come he couldn’t find a home in Carolina? is something wrong with his work ethic?

  3. andreboy1 says: Mar 18, 2014 3:15 PM

    I worked at Champs in SF when this guy was in Oakland.

    Everytime he came in he would ask how come his jersey wasn’t for sale.

    Finally, one of my co-workers just acted like he didn’t recognize him and just said “cause that dude sucks” and walked away.

  4. bouchez9393 says: Mar 18, 2014 3:19 PM

    Earl Bennett will be a buc in a couple days, guaranteed!

  5. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 18, 2014 3:20 PM

    Hope he had somebody show him the route to Tampa before the snap… I mean before he boarded the plane.

  6. nfl fan says: Mar 18, 2014 3:23 PM

    The only time I noticed him was every time he stepped onto the field. After each play, the coaches and QB would have to tell him he ran the wrong route. Hope things turn around for him.

  7. p4hbiz says: Mar 18, 2014 3:30 PM

    Cool dude when he was in Oakland. Fast guy but limited because of his route running and avg hands.

  8. thekiller678 says: Mar 18, 2014 3:40 PM

    Good. dude contributed absolutely nothing this year other than running the wrong route against Dallas which resulted in an INT

  9. aeon712 says: Mar 18, 2014 4:33 PM

    Why can’t Underwood seem to catch on with a team? Out of the two Rutgers receivers from that yr he’s been better then Britt.

  10. buccaboo says: Mar 18, 2014 7:51 PM

    Sammy Watkins

  11. mjmistretta says: Mar 18, 2014 8:19 PM

    I hope for Sammy Watkins

  12. seahawksbmx says: Mar 19, 2014 9:28 AM

    I really liked this guy coming out of Florida and thought he had that “mid round steal of the draft” kind of potential.
    Turns out that he is to the WR position as I am to scouting. We both stink.

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