Giants bringing Louis Murphy in for a look

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In yet another sign that the free agent market is flattening out, the Giants are bringing Louis Murphy in for a visit today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The former fourth-round pick from Florida hasn’t really done much as a pro (115 catches in four seasons), and he doesn’t have what scouts would describe as “hands,” but he is very fast (averaging 14.8 yards per rare reception), thus will continue to get chances.

The Panthers, before a 2-8 start dashed any hopes they had of the playoffs, traded a seventh-rounder to Oakland for Murphy last spring. He responded with 25 catches for 336 yards and a touchdown.

The Giants have a pair of free agent wideouts they haven’t brought back (Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden), and lingering uncertainty about the contract futures of Victor Cruz and eventually Hakeem Nicks. Signing Murphy wouldn’t really address any of those concerns.

7 responses to “Giants bringing Louis Murphy in for a look

  1. The Giants have a pair of free agent wideouts they haven’t brought back (Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden), and lingering uncertainty about the contract futures of Victor Cruz and eventually Hakeem Nicks. Signing Murphy wouldn’t really address any of those concerns.

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    because a blogger has more experience than the guys who a professional football, guys who job it is to evaluate talent, especially those working for a team has won two super bowls in fairly recent history.

    I’m not saying this guy is great, but i trust their opinion over yours.

  2. He was looking as if he was putting it together late in the season. Big kid. Should get a chance somewhere. Jags could use a #3 now that Laurent is gone. Rich, but gone.

  3. career stats (rec-yds-td):
    louis murphy: 4 yrs – 115-1707-7
    ramses barden: 4 yrs – 29-394-0
    domenik hixon: 5 yrs – 102-1405-6

    you could say that the giants are replacing the “pair of free agent wideouts they haven’t brought back” with a player of equal production over equal time.

  4. Hixon hasn’t signed with the Lions yet?

    Murphy hasn’t had a good QB to this point, he’d basically be working the slot if we lost Cruz. With Nicks and Randle, it can work. But I’ll hold off and wait and see what happens with Cruz first.

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