On Tuesday, the Buccaneers put out an official news release concerning roster moves. WR Louis Murphy and OG J.R. Sweezy have been put on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Until medically cleared, Murphy and Sweezy will observe camp in shorts. The organization also announced offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey was waived due to a failed physical. Additionally, Safety Elijah Shumate was placed on the Active/Non-Football injury list.
If there was a time for Kenny Bell or Adam Humphries to solidify the 3rd wide receiver position, it is now. So far, Bell has looked very impressive in shorts and t-shirts, but we also saw that last year. As for Humphries, the Bucs young slot receiver has become a favorite of Jameis Winston due to his outstanding work ethic and determination.
With free agent pick up JR Sweezy, there should be little concern for the Bucs starting guard. Sweezy was brought in to replace the retired Logan Mankins. A procedure during the off-season may have slowed that down, but his placement on the PUP list was more precautionary. According to Bucs GM Jason Licht on WDAE-AM, Sweezy's placement on the PUP list is more about conditioning than anything else. For this PUP list, Sweezy can be removed at anytime the Bucs' feel he is ready to participate at 100% health and 100% conditioned.
The release of Garrett Gilkey was one that many Bucs fans thought happened years ago. Gone are the whiffed blocks and rolled back snaps. The best thing Gilkey ever blocked while a Tampa Bay Buccaneer was his own team's fans on twitter. We bid you adieu Garrett Gilkey.