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Louis Murphy | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Florida
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Buccaneers signed WR Louis Murphy, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract.
Murphy, 27 in May, has just 46 catches for 613 yards and two touchdowns over the past three seasons. He's not being brought in to play significant snaps but will serve as an occasional deep threat in the old Tiquan Underwood role. The Bucs will likely look for more receiver help in the early part of May's draft. Mar 26 - 3:00 PM

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Free agent WR Louis Murphy will visit the Bengals.

Murphy spent the past two days visiting the Bucs. He knows Bengals OC Hue Jackson from their time with the Raiders, where Murphy had easily his best couple seasons. Murphy would compete for No. 4 or 5 receiver duties in Cincy.
Mar 19 - 3:01 PM

Free agent WR Louis Murphy is visiting the Bucs.

After flashing some deep speed in Oakland from 2009-2011, Murphy has fallen off the map for the most part. He caught just six passes for 37 yards in 14 games with the Giants last season. Murphy is still just 27 (in May). The Bucs are looking for a No. 3 receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.
Mar 18 - 1:53 PM

Louis Murphy caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Redskins.

Victor Cruz was inactive, and both Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle left early with injuries. Murphy still did not get to make a case for a 2014 roster spot, dropping one easy pass over the middle. His first year in New York ends with six catches for 37 yards and one touchdown.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Giants WR Louis Murphy caught a four-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Cowboys.

Dallas' defense left Murphy wide open on his red-zone score. The Giants' fifth receiver -- behind Jerrel Jernigan -- Murphy has two catches on the year.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Giants GM Jerry Reese said WR Louis Murphy was signed for his speed.

Murphy, who ran 4.43 at the 2009 Combine, has the look of a situational deep threat. "This guy can take the top off your defense," Reese said. "He gives us a different dimension ... A deep threat that we haven't had. We haven't had a guy who can run like this guy." Murphy will be no better than fifth on the target totem pole behind Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Myers and Rueben Randle.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Giants signed WR Louis Murphy, formerly of the Panthers, to a one-year contract.

This is a depth move for the Giants with Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden both unrestricted free agents. Murphy was a non-factor for the Panthers last season, catching just 25 balls for 336 yards and one touchdown.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Free agent WR Louis Murphy is visiting the Giants Friday.

Always long on potential and short on production, the speedy Murphy managed just 25 catches for 336 yards and one touchdown with the Panthers last season. He'd be viewed as mere depth in New York, where Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden are unrestricted free agents.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 07:46:00 AM

Louis Murphy caught three passes for 57 yards in the Panthers' Week 17 win over the Saints.

Murphy's first season in Carolina following a July trade with the Raiders turned out to be a quiet one. Even when Brandon LaFell was sidelined by turf toe in Weeks 14 and 15, Murphy managed just seven catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns on 15 targets. He'll hit unrestricted free agency with off-field issues from his Raider days and lack of production in Carolina on his resume.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 05:32:00 PM

Louis Murphy caught two passes for 18 yards in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Raiders.

Murphy started over Brandon LaFell (questionable, turf toe) and was targeted six times, but secured just two and is a rotational player in Carolina's offense. Murphy should be on waiver wires for the fantasy title week against Oakland.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 07:36:00 PM

Louis Murphy (hamstring, probable) returned to a full practice Friday.

Look for Murphy and Brandon LaFell (toe/foot, questionable) to rotate at Z receiver against the Chargers, assuming LaFell is active. Steve Smith and Greg Olsen are the only realistic fantasy options in Carolina's pass-catching corps.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 04:05:00 PM

Louis Murphy (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

He's now on track to start Sunday at San Diego with Brandon LaFell still sitting out. Murphy has topped 50 yards in a game just twice all season.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 03:17:00 PM

Louis Murphy missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

It's a new injury for Murphy, who started Sunday's win in place of Brandon LaFell. Murphy caught five passes for 36 yards against the Falcons. Injury prone throughout his four-year career, Murphy should be considered questionable at best for Week 15. With LaFell also looking shaky, the Panthers could be forced to start David Gettis or Armanti Edwards opposite Steve Smith against San Diego.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 04:04:00 PM

Louis Murphy will start Sunday's game against the Falcons if Brandon LaFell (toe) can't go.

LaFell's turf toe injury is bad enough that he was in a walking boot Tuesday and did not practice Wednesday. Murphy is expected to get the nod. "One of the things he does present is a speed threat," coach Ron Rivera said. "I think if people want to roll towards Steve (Smith), I think with Murph's ability to run, and we saw his ability to catch the deep ball, I think that can be a scary thing." Note that when LaFell missed a Week 9 game in Washington due to a concussion, Murphy managed a 1/4/0 line on two targets. Tight end Greg Olsen projects as a bigger beneficiary of LaFell's absence.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 09:06:00 AM

Louis Murphy caught two passes for a season-high 65 yards in Week 12 against the Eagles.

Murphy hauled in both of his targets with his big play being a 55-yard grab in the second half to help set up a Cam Newton rushing score. He has no fantasy relevance as the No. 4 option in the passing game.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:43:00 AM

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