Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will finish the season on injured reserve, missing Tampa Bay's final two games because of a sprained right knee.
Coach Lovie Smith said Monday that rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and veteran receiver Louis Murphy will join McCoy in being placed on IR this week.
McCoy said the knee injury he suffered Sunday against Carolina was unrelated to one he played through the week before against Detroit. He finished the season with 8 1-2 sacks.
In October, McCoy became the NFL's highest-paid player at his position, signing a seven-year contract extension worth up to $98 million. The deal boosted his salary this season to $20 million.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP\_NFL
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.