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Buccaneers place CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow) on IR

Field Level Media
14 Sep 2021, 09:40 GMT+10

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve on Monday.

Murphy-Bunting dislocated his right elbow during Thursday night's season-opening game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Tampa Bay also placed long snapper Zach Triner (finger) on injured reserve, signed long snapper Carson Tinker and promoted safety Andrew Adams from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

The transaction involving Murphy-Bunting means the 24-year-old will miss at least three games.

Murphy-Bunting was injured on a play in which he was beat for a 22-yard touchdown by Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb with 1:35 left in the opening quarter of Tampa Bay's 31-29 victory.

Murphy-Bunting's arm twisted awkwardly after he took a swing at trying to knock the football away from Lamb just as teammate Antoine Winfield Jr. reached the scene. He fell to the ground in obvious pain and was eventually assisted off the field by a team trainer.

The 24-year-old Central Michigan product is in third season with the Buccaneers. He had three interceptions in the playoffs last season as Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl.

Triner tore a tendon in a finger during the game against Dallas and will require surgery. Published reports say he could miss 10 to 12 weeks.

Thursday's game was Triner's 33rd with Tampa Bay over the past two-plus seasons.

Tinker has 69 games of NFL experience with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-18. The 31-year-old was recently released by the New York Giants.

Adams, 28, was elevated to the active roster for the opener and had three tackles. He has played in 44 games for the Buccaneers since the beginning of the 2018 season and has recorded five of his six career interceptions during that time. He also played in 30 games for the New York Giants in 2016-17.

--Field Level Media

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