Buccaneers sign Louis Murphy

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The Buccaneers’ free agent shopping continues well into March.

The club said Wednesday it had signed wide receiver Louis Murphy to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old Murphy played in 14 games for the Giants a season ago, catching six passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.

A sixth-year pro from Florida, Murphy has caught 121 passes for 1,744 yards and eight TDs in his NFL career. In addition to the Giants, he has played for the Panthers (2012) and Raiders (2009-2011).

Murphy attended Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, which is about 30 miles southwest of Tampa.

Murphy gives the Buccaneers eight wide receivers on the roster, with Vincent Jackson at the head of the group. Mike Williams could also have an important role in the passing game, but he is recovering from a stab wound to his leg.