New York Giants wide receiver Louis Murphy (18) warms up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting Louis Murphy


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still aren’t done adding free agents this offseason, as Jason Licht’s and Lovie Smith’s aggressive offseason crusade continues. In the second wave of free agency, it’s all about building depth and finding quality value on the open market, as the Buccaneers already added impact players like Michael Johnson, Alterraun Verner, and Anthony Collins (among others). They recently signed linebacker Dane Fletcher, and they could potentially add some depth on the offensive side of the ball.

Per a source close to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, says that the Buccaneers are hosting Louis Murphy on a free agent visited today, as they are interested in adding another wide receiver to the mix.

Murphy spent the 2013 season with the New York Giants and appeared in 14 games, but he had a meager six receptions to show for it. The 26-year-old Florida product seems older than he is since he’s been in the league for five seasons, and he’s nothing more than a No. 4 wide receiver. Murphy’s best season came in 2010 when he caught 41 passes for 609 yards, and he struggled in 2012 with the rival Carolina Panthers. As long as he comes on a cheap one-year deal and could be cut out of training camp, Murphy is a decent flier as a depth wide receiver with speed and experience. There are plenty of lesser options out there, and Murphy could have some deep roster value.


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