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McCoy, two other Bucs headed to IR


Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy reinjured his right knee Sunday and will be placed on injured reserve, coach Lovie Smith said Monday.

The Buccaneers also will place rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wide receiver Louis Murphy on IR.

McCoy, who originally was injured last week against the Detroit Lions, hyperextended the knee early in Tampa Bay’s loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

McCoy, who signed a seven-year contract extension in October, finished with 35 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 13 starts this season.

Seferian-Jenkins, who has a back injury, finished his first season with 21 catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns.

Murphy, who suffered an ankle injury Sunday, finished with 31 catches for 380 yards and two scores.

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