The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed wide receiver Louis Murphy and guard J.R. Sweezy on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. Tampa Bay also put safety Elijah Shumate on the non-football injury list and signed offensive lineman Joel Hale to a contract. Murphy had 10 catches for 198 yards in six games last season before suffering a torn ACL in October. The 29-year-old also famously fell asleep while at a wedding in the offseason and broke a pane of glass in order to call for help. Sweezy, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, had surgery in April to deal with an ailing back. Hale played collegiately at Ohio State and spent rookie mini-camp with the Buccaneers in the offseason. The
To some degree, every player in the National Football League will be playing with something to prove in 2016. There are definitely some NFL athletes who have outsized chips on their shoulders, though. Think about Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo or Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.