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Louis Murphy | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Florida
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Buccaneers signed WR Louis Murphy to a three-year contract extension through 2017.
Murphy was set to become a free agent in March. In his first season with Tampa Bay, he caught 31 balls for 380 yards and two touchdowns behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson before being placed on I.R. with an ankle injury. It must not be very serious. With Jackson's future up in the air with the Bucs, Murphy could potentially see an increased offensive role opposite Evans in 2015. Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:46:00 AM

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Bucs placed WR Louis Murphy on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

The severity of Murphy's injury is unknown, but even a minor ailment would land him on I.R. with only two games remaining. Signed off the street in September after being cut loose following training camp, Murphy went on to be reasonably productive as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver, posting a 31/380/2 line across 11 games. Going on 28, he'll fight for someone's final receiver spot in 2015.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Bucs WR Louis Murphy (ankle) is in a walking boot.

It's not a good sign for Murphy's Week 16 status. The Bucs' No. 3 receiver was held without a catch on Sunday, and has just 31 grabs across 11 games.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Bucs WR Louis Murphy was held catch-less in Week 15.

Murphy wasn't seen much until he dropped a pass over the middle late in the second quarter and got injured. We do not believe he reentered the game.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Louis Murphy managed one catch for seven yards among five targets in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to Cincinnati.

Serving as Tampa Bay's slot receiver, Murphy has been an inconsistent contributor in the Bucs' passing game. He's too unreliable to trust in fantasy.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Louis Murphy caught 6-of-8 targets for 113 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Murphy got loose for a 54-yard gain late in the first half and had a 22-yard gain in the third quarter. Murphy was peppered with targets after the Bucs abandoned the run in the second half, seeing five of his eight targets in the fourth quarter. Murphy will have big games every now and again, but he is too inconsistent to be used in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Louis Murphy secured 2-of-4 targets for 13 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 9 loss to the Browns.

Murphy's production has fallen off a cliff since the Bucs' Week 7 bye. Behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, Murphy has no value in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Louis Murphy secured 2-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to the Vikings.

As the No. 3 receiver in a dysfunctional Tampa passing game, Murphy was never going to sustain his production from the previous three weeks. Murphy's fantasy value would rise some if the Bucs traded Vincent Jackson, but not to the extent that he'd become a reliable WR3. He's only worth owning in 16-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Louis Murphy caught seven passes for 72 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Ravens.

Murphy finished second on the team behind Vincent Jackson with his nine targets. Mike Evans returned after missing one game with a groin injury. He didn't play every snap, and with the Bucs trailing 38-0 at the half, Murphy got plenty of run in three-wide sets after the break. Murphy isn't going to produce like this on a weekly basis and isn't a preferred own in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Louis Murphy caught three passes for 35 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' Week 5 loss to the Saints.

Murphy was targeted seven times as the No. 2 receiver in place of an injured Mike Evans. He has plenty of chemistry with Mike Glennon, and the two hooked up for a 20-yard score just before halftime. Murphy did a great job of keeping both feet in bounds on the play. He'll run most of his routes against Lardarius Webb and Asa Jackson next week at home against Baltimore, but will be nothing more than a desperation WR4/5 play.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Louis Murphy will start in Week 5 against the Saints.

Murphy had six catches for 99 yards on 11 targets last week and projects for an increased role with Mike Evans sidelined. He's worth a look as a matchup play against a Saints defense that's giving up the fourth-most passing yards, but is nothing more than a desperation WR4/5.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Louis Murphy projects for a increased role with Mike Evans (groin) out 2-3 weeks.

Murphy was with the Bucs in the preseason, catching eight passes for 99 yards on 97 snaps. He briefly lost his roster spot due to a back injury, but was re-signed ahead of Week 4 and came on for a 6-99-0 line on a team-high 11 targets. Now he projects as the No. 2 wideout opposite Vincent Jackson, ahead of special teamer Russell Shepard and rookie slot man Robert Herron. Murphy will be a desperation WR4/5 against the Saints in Week 5.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Louis Murphy caught 6-of-11 targets for 99 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 4 win over the Steelers.

Re-signed off the street five days ago, Murphy inexplicably led the Bucs in receiving. It's not a fluke he should repeat going forward, but Murphy could start opposite Vincent Jackson in Week 5 if Mike Evans (groin) isn't ready to go. Murphy is off the radar in 12-14 team leagues.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Bucs re-signed WR Louis Murphy.

WR Chris Owusu was waived in a corresponding roster move. Murphy was released before Week 1 as he recovered from a back injury. He'll bring up the rear of the Bucs' receiver corps.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Bucs released WR Louis Murphy.

Murphy is dealing with a back injury and had already been ruled out for Week 1. The Bucs promoted WR/KR Solomon Patton from the practice squad to replace him on the active roster.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mike Glennon
2Seth Lobato
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Bobby Rainey
4Mike James
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Solomon Patton
4Tavarres King
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Louis Murphy
3Russell Shepard
4Chandler Jones
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Brandon Myers
2Austin Seferian-Jenkins
3Taylor Sloat
4Cameron Brate
5Evan Rodriguez
K1Patrick Murray