Free-agent guard J.R. Sweezy and wide receiver Louis Murphy will begin the 2016 season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday.

SWEEZYSTANDCLOSEUP-820x546Both players have been on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list throughout training camp and the preseason.

Sweezy is dealing with a still-undisclosed back injury after being signed away from the Seattle Seahawks on a five-year, $32.5 million deal. Murphy is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered last October.

Placement on the PUP list means players must sit out the first six weeks of the regular season. During that period they do not count against the a team’s 53-man roster.

Bucs WR Louis Murphy - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Bucs WR Louis Murphy – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

In addition to the Sweezy and Murphy news, Tampa Bay announced linebacker Jeremiah George and safety Kimario McFadden have been re-signed just two days after being waived.

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Since we really don’t know what we have in Sweezy (Seattle knew though); it wouldn’t surprise me if we put him on IR in 6 weeks. Meathead is taking a beating on this one. Go Bucs

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A couple OLinemen I wouldn’t mind us taking a look at – Sulivan from the Vikes in particular. Also wouldn’t mind giving BW Wilson a look at CB. I’d say if Kruger can’t even make the Browns he’s probably a pass on that basis alone. Maybe Randall at WR for a spin. And while I don’t know any of them, I see the a Raiders cut 3 safeties and that may say one of them showed some promise. Let’s do something though Licht – we still need some help so don’t just wait around…one thing I applauded Dom for doing… Read more »


Hope the contract is such we can get rid of him if this is another injury that never really gets better. Could be bad luck but seems Buc’s got duped on this. Wonder if he had this injury or was bothering him when signed? Oh well.

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