Louis Murphy Fantasy News

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:26pm

49ers WR Louis Murphy (illness) took limited practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:36pm

49ers WR Louis Murphy (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:45pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Whoever’s playing quarterback for the 49ers could use all the help he could get.

So while their latest addition won’t help with the protection issues, he might do something for the passing game.

Via Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the 49ers are signing veteran receiver Louis Murphy.

They were short at the position after putting Pierre Garcon on injured reserve. Murphy was in camp with them this summer, but hasn’t played in a regular season game since he tore his ACL while playing for the Buccaneers in 2015.

Monday, July 31, 2017, 9:06pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The 49ers announced the signing of receiver Louis Murphy to a one-year deal. In a corresponding move, they waived linebacker Jimmie Gilbert with an injury designation.

The Raiders selected Murphy in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He has spent eight years in the league with the Raiders (2009-11), Panthers (2012), Giants (2013) and Buccaneers (2014-16). He has played in 88 games, with 28 starts, making 162 receptions for 2,322 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Monday, October 17, 2016, 11:20am

Buccaneers.com - [Full Article]

On Monday, wide receiver Louis Murphy hit the practice field for the first time in almost exactly a year. He may soon do the same on Sundays.

Murphy, who has been on the reserve/physically unable to perform list since the beginning of the 2016 season, has begun a 21-day window in which he can practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without counting against the 53-man roster.

At any time during that period, he can be activated and thus be eligible to play in games, beginning with Sunday's contest in San Francisco. By the end of that three-week period, Murphy must either be activated or moved to injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 8:21pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed wide receiver Louis Murphy on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, the team announced Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact:

Murphy is still in the process of recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in October 2015.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Shepard should see some snaps as the Bucs’ WR3 with both Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy out for Week 8.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 8. With Jackson very likely out, Mike Evans is going to see heavier usage. Rookie Donteea Dye caught one pass, a seven-yard TD, filling in for Jackson (and Louis Murphy, who is done for the season).

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm

Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. Shepard should see some snaps as the Bucs’ WR3 with both Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy out for Week 8.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) missed practice again Thursday. With Jackson out, Mike Evans is going to see heavier usage. Rookie Donteea Dye caught one pass, a seven-yard TD, filling in for Jackson (and Louis Murphy, who is done for the season). The Buccaneers are going to have to make a couple of moves at the position. They have three rookie receivers on the practice squad: Adam Humphries, Rannell Hall and Evan Spencer. They also reportedly signed Andre Davis, though he's not listed on the team's official website. Jackson's absence creates a great opportunity for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins if he can get healthy enough to play.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm

Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. Shepard should see some snaps as the Bucs’ WR3 with both Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy out for Week 8.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson is expected to miss Week 8, so Mike Evans is going to see heavier usage. Rookie Donteea Dye caught one pass, a seven-yard TD, filling in for Jackson (and Louis Murphy, who is done for the season). The Buccaneers are going to have to make a couple of moves at the position. They have three rookie receivers on the practice squad: Adam Humphries, Rannell Hall and Evan Spencer. They also reportedly signed Andre Davis, though he's not listed on the team's official website. Jackson's absence creates a great opportunity for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins if he can get healthy enough to play.

Louis Murphy placed on IR

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 8:51pm

Buccaneers.com - [Full Article]

Louis Murphy will finish the season on injured reserve for the second straight year, but this time around it's a more disappointing ending to his campaign.

Last year, Murphy missed only the last two games, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of playoff contention, and was quickly re-signed to a new contract in the subsequent offseason. This time, Murphy will miss 10 games and an opportunity to help the 2-4 Buccaneers get back into the postseason hunt. The team officially placed Murphy on injured reserve on Tuesday after he suffered a significant knee injury in Sunday's game at Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

Donteea Dye and Russell Shepard are next up on the depth chart for the Bucs.

Louis Murphy, Vincent Jackson injured for Bucs

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 8:09pm

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

The Bucs dressed only four receivers and finished the game with two, with Louis Murphy and Vincent Jackson leaving the game with knee injuries.

Murphy was on crutches after the game and could be facing an extended absence, while Jackson said he would be okay after the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Russell Shepard is next up on the depth chart. If Murphy does in fact need to miss time, the team will have to make a move to add receiver depth.

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 1. Evans participated in the team’s walkthrough on Friday, and the team is leaving the door open for him to play. Complicating matters, the Bucs kickoff in the late round of games on Sunday. If Evans is out, Vincent Jackson gets a bump and Louis Murphy likely steps into starter’s snaps. Austin Seferian-Jenkins may see a few extra targets as well. At this point it looks like he’ll play, but it’s a tough situation to call, and the risk of re-injury is real. Hopefully we’ll find out more over the weekend.

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