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Buccaneers roster moves: Re-sign Louis Murphy, waive Chris Owusu, changes to practice squad

The Buccaneers have made a change on the bottom of their wide receiver depth chart, and released three players from the practice squad.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought back yet another familiar face, as they announced the addition of Louis Murphy on Tuesday evening. In order to make room for Murphy on the roster, Chris Owusu was waived.

Murphy was let go ahead of the Bucs' first game of the season after standing out with the second team during preseason games. The former Gator provides speed and experience that Owusu simply didn't have. Owusu was a preseason star a year ago, but has never translated that skill onto the field in a meaningful game.

The Bucs are now at the top of the waiver priority order, meaning more roster moves are almost sure to come as teams release talented young players to shuffle depth charts and account for injuries. This is not likely to be the last move at the receiver position specifically, as Lovie Smith has called out the unit for failing to get separation, and there have been issues with dropped passes so far this season.

In addition to these changes to the main roster, the Bucs also released Ka'Lial Glaud, Kimario McFadden and Adrian Robinson from the practice squad. There are now three spots open on the squad, with former Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov rumored to be among those the Bucs will sign to round out the supplemental roster.