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18 Louis Murphy WR
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 5/11/1987 | Birthplace: St. Petersburg, FL, USA | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Florida | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 2/0
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Bucs place Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Louis Murphy on IR


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Buccaneers have placed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) on season-ending injured reserve, per the team's official website on Monday.

Seferian-Jenkins' rookie campaign comes to an end with 21 catches on 37 targets for 221 yards and two touchdowns in nine games. Murphy caught 31 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Lovie Smith told reporters that Murphy has done enough to come back next year.


Several players chip in Sunday for Buccaneers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Running back Charles Sims led a small contingent of Buccaneers who pitched in offensively to a Sunday loss to Cincinnati. He tied for the team lead with four catches for 49 yards, but was held to just six yards on five carries.

Fellow back Bobby Rainey managed just one run for 11 yards, but had a 29-yard reception down on a failed last-ditch drive down the stretch. Tight end Cameron Brate managed his first NFL reception that went 17 yards while wideout Louis Murphy was held to just one catch for seven yards.


Big game doesn't change Louis Murphy's outlook


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) With the Buccaneers playing from behind and forced to throw the ball 48 times, wide receiver Louis Murphy put together the best game of his season in Week 12.

Murphy was third on the team in targeted with eight, and he hauled in six of those passes for 113 yards, his first 100-yard game of the season. In fact, the performance bested his yardage total from the previous five games combined, as he had failed to record more than 20 yards in any of the last four.

Murphy has a couple of big games under his belt this season, but has mostly been a nonfactor behind Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans. He would need to string together a few more games like this for Fantasy owners to consider picking him up for the stretch run. 


Louis Murphy comes up big for Buccaneers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Buccaneers wideout Louis Murphy came up big Week 12 against the Bears.

Murphy hauled in six passes for 113 yards during the contest. His biggest play came on his first catch of the day. In the second quarter, Murphy pulled down a 54 yard reception from Josh McCown. The team would later kick a field goal to finish the drive. Murphy had just one more catch that went for over 20 yards during the game. 

Murphy will look for more Week 13 against the Bengals.


Three Buccaneers make minor contributions Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) A few Buccaneers chipped in to the offensive effort Sunday in a loss to Cleveland. Among them was running back Mike James, who managed nine yards on four carries.

Also contributing was wideout Louis Murphy with two catches for 13 yards and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins with one reception for three yards.


Buccaneers get offensive contributions Week 8


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Buccaneers didn't do much offensively Week 8 against the Vikings, but several role players still made contributions. Wideout Louis Murphy caught both his targets for 11 yards, and tight end Brandon Myers had a 3-yard reception.

Running back Mike James carried once for 1 yard. They'll all visit the Browns in Week 9.


Buccaneers receiving corps becoming diverse


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/14/2014) It may have been an aberration resulting from quarterback Matt Glennon throwing for a season-high 314 yards with his team in catchup mode from the outset, but the Buccaneers managed to sustain three wide receivers Week 6 against Baltimore. Vincent Jackson, the star of the group, led the team with 13 targets but was characteristically inefficient with them, catching four passes for 66 yards, and rookie Mike Evans returned from injury to catch four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.

But the big surprise was Louis Murphy. Expected to shrink into a peripheral role with Evans back in the lineup, he led the way with seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. His nine targets were the second-most on the team.

The 1-5 Buccaneers figure to be playing from behind a lot, so Murphy, who clicked with Glennon immediately when he joined the team in Week 4, might just be able to stay relevant in Fantasy. Jamey Eisenberg doesn't rank him especially high in his Playing the Waiver Wire column this week, but at least he's ranked.

Of course, the presence of Murphy could diminish the value of Jackson and Evans to Fantasy owners. Jackson remains a must-start for now, but Evans is strictly a matchups type until we get some clarity here.


Buccaneers' Louis Murphy leads the way


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy led the way Week 6.

Murphy led the team with seven receptions for 72 yards during the contest. Murphy did all of his damage after halftime. He received two targets in the first half, but failed to come up with any catches until the third. In the fourth quarter, he found the end zone. Murphy hooked up with Mike Glennon on a 3 yard strike. 

The Bucs are on a bye Week 7. 


No reason to start Louis Murphy this week


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/2014) Though Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon has seemed to have a pretty good connection with wide receiver Louis Murphy the last two weeks, Murphy probably won't spend as much time on the field with Mike Evans back from a groin injury Week 6 against Baltimore.

That doesn't necessarily mean Murphy will be worthless in Fantasy, but you'd have to play in a league of 16 teams or more to start the third wide receiver for a team with a suspect passing game.


Bucs WR Louis Murphy to fulfill lifelong dream


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy grew up in the St. Petersburg area rooting for the team and dreaming of playing at Raymond James Stadium, reports the Tampa Tribune. Sunday against the Ravens, he gets his chance.

"It's going to be my first time playing in my back yard, so it's going to be an emotional day," Murphy told the paper. "This was definitely a childhood dream of mine, but it's not about me. It's about taking care of business."

Murphy has caught nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown since replacing the injured Mike Evans in Week 4. "Two games in a row now, he's stepped up big, answering the bell," coach Lovie Smith said.


Vincent Jackson outshines Louis Murphy this time


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/5/2014) One week after looking like new quarterback Mike Glennon wanted no part of him, the Buccaneers' Vincent Jackson lived up to his No. 1 wide receiver billing for the first time this season Week 5 at New Orleans, leading the team with eight catches for 144 yards.

Granted, his 12 targets were only two more than he had Week 4 at Pittsburgh, but in that game, Glennon seemed more interested in throwing the ball to both Mike Evans and, after the rookie left with a groin strain, Louis Murphy.

Murphy, who started in place of Evans in Week 5, still made an impact in this one, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass at the end of the first half, but he finished with just three catches for 35 yards.

Jackson entered Week 5 tied for the league lead in drops but hopefully earned some trust with this performance. He's back to being a high-end Fantasy option for Week 6 against Baltimore.


Louis Murphy not a one-week wonder


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy followed up his stunning Week 4 performance with a solid effort Week 5. After being signed off the street and leading Tampa Bay with 99 receiving yards at Pittsburgh, Murphy caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's overtime loss at New Orleans.

Murphy scored on a 20-yard grab right before halftime and drew seven targets, second-most on the team behind Vincent Jackson. Murphy is expected to keep filling in for the injured Mike Evans (groin) when the Bucs host the Ravens in Week 6.


Louis Murphy could be serviceable in short term


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/28/2014) Just when new Buccaneers starting quarterback Mike Glennon was developing a liking for wide receiver Mike Evans, the rookie went down late in the third quarter with a groin injury.

So naturally, he began throwing to his replacement.

Louis Murphy, last known to Fantasy owners as that guy who had a few big games for Oakland in 2009 and 2010, came off the bench to dominate the fourth quarter in Evans' absence. He finished the game with a team-high 11 targets, only three coming before Evans departure.

Of Murphy's six catches for 99 yards -- both also team highs -- five for 92 yards came in the fourth quarter, including a 31-yarder to set up a field goal and a 41-yarder to set up the go-ahead touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with only seconds to go.

Because Murphy was just an injury sub for a player starting opposite Jackson on an offense with an unproven quarterback, he won't be the most attractive waiver claim, but provided Evans is out for Week 5, he could be useful if you get in a pinch.


Louis Murphy the surprise of the game in Week 4 win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Buccaneers picked up wideout Louis Murphy off the scrap heap this week - and he proceded to pick them up Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Murphy didn't just record team-highs with six catches for 99 yards. He got open on the most critical play of the game and raced 41 yards to the Steelers 5-yard-line to set up the winning touchdown with seven seconds remaining.

He began to produce early in the fourth quarter with a 31-yard reception on a post pattern and continued to roll. His lone goof was a drop off a fluttering pass in the back of the end zone, for which he later made up.

Murphy will try to keep up the good work at New Orleans in Week 5.


Buccaneers swap receivers among roster moves Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Buccaneers signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and released wide receiver Chris Owusu Tuesday. The team also waived three players from the practice squad, including linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, safety Kimario McFadden and defensive end Adrian Robinson.

Louis Murphy let go by Buccaneers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) The Buccaneers have released veteran wideout Louis Murphy to make room on their roster for Solomon Patton.

Murphy managed career-lows last season with just six catches for 37 yards with the Giants before landing with Tampa Bay.


Back injury to keep Louis Murphy out for Week 1


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Buccaneers ruled out just one player on the offensive side of the ball for Week 1 against the Panthers, as wide receiver Louis Murphy will not suit up due to a back injury. He was held out of practice throughout the week as a result of the injury, suffered during the final game of the preseason. 

Louis Murphy departs preseason game with back injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy was knocked out of Thursday's preseason finale against Washington with a back injury, the team announced. He sustained the injury early in the third quarter and will likely be evaluated leading up to his team's season opener against the Panthers.

Buccaneers sign Louis Murphy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Buccaneers signed former Giants receiver Louis Murphy to a one-year deal. 

Bengals hosting Louis Murphy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Free agent receiver Louis Murphy will visit the Bengals on Thursday, reports NFL Network. Murphy is wrapping up a two-day visit with the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers hosting Louis Murphy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Still trying to add a receiver, the Buccaneers are hosting free agent Louis Murphy, reports NFL Network. He caught just six passes with the Giants last year.

Giants get offensive contributions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) A few Giants made small offensive contributions Week 15. Louis Murphy caught both of his targets for 10 yards. Michael Cox had two carries for 1 yard, while Bear Pascoe rushed for two yards on one carry and caught one of his two targets for 7 yards.

The Giants will end the season at home against Washington.

Bear Pascoe, Louis Murphy combine for three catches


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Giants tight end Bear Pascoe and wide receiver Louis Murphy combined for three catches during a 23-0 loss Week 15 vs. Seattle. Pascoe had two catches for 12 yards, while Murphy added one catch for 7 yards.

The Giants are back in action Week 16 at Detroit.


Louis Murphy takes advantage of rare chance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Giants wide receiver Louis Murphy has barely played this season, but he did manage to make an unexpected impact in Week 13 against the Cowboys.

Murphy had just one reception, but he made it count, as he scored from 4 yards out to give the Giants a chance to tie the game. They would go on to lose, 24-21, and that was the only pass thrown his way.

Murphy has appeared in nine games on the season, and has been targeted just three times. He has two catches for 12 yards. 


Giants get key contributions from role players in Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) The Giants received some key contributions from a couple of role players during Sunday's win over the Packers in Week 11.

Wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan caught a short screen and turned it into a solid gain of 13 yards in the second quarter. He finished with two catches for 21 yards. Fullback John Conner caught two of the three passes throw in his direction for only two yards. Tight end Bear Pascoe and wide receiver Louis Murphy each received one target but were both held without a catch in a 27-13 victory.