Bucs WR Louis Murphy (ACL) out for remainder of season

Monday October 26th, 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season, head coach Lovie Smith announced Monday.

Murphy, 28, injured himself during Tampa Bay’s 31–30 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday. After making a 29-yard catch in the first quarter, Murphy left the game with the injury and did not return.

This season, Murphy, Tampa Bay’s No. 3 receiver, had 10 catches for 198 yards and no touchdowns. Since joining the Bucs just prior to last season, Murphy has recorded 41 catches for 578 yards and two touchdowns.

A seven-year NFL veteran, Murphy was drafted out of the University of Florida in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He will be replaced on the depth chart by Donteea Dye, a 22-year-old rookie who recorded a touchdown in his NFL debut on Sunday.

The Bucs (2–4) will travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons (6–1) on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

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