The Panthers and Raiders swapped unwanted spare parts earlier this offseason, and have now agreed to another trade.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo.com, the Raiders sent wide receiver Louis Murphy to the Panthers. There’s no word at the moment what’s headed the other direction, but it can’t be too much.
Murphy has 90 catches in three seasons, with a healthy 15.2 yards per catch average. The Panthers are always looking for deep speed, and Murphy has it. He caught just 15 passes last year, was due to make $1.26 million this season and was on the roster bubble this year.
In March, the Panthers sent running back Mike Goodson to the Raiders in exchange for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, swapping a fast return man with bad hands for a talented tackle who was miscast at guard.
UPDATE: 3:27 p.m. ET: The Raiders announced the move, saying they received an undisclosed conditional draft choice.