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Louis Murphy lands with Giants

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Louis Murphy’s NFL ride has now taken him from little blue pill to Carolina blue to Big Blue.

Murphy has agreed to terms with the Giants, per a source with knowledge of the situation.  It’s a one-year deal.

A fourth-round pick in 2009, Murphy spent three years with the Raiders before being traded to the Panthers.  He showed promise as a rookie, and he actually improved his production in his season season.  But Murphy became largely forgotten in 2011.

During his one season with the Panthers, Murphy caught 25 passes for 336 yards and one touchdown in 16 games, with five starts.

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17 Responses to “Louis Murphy lands with Giants”
  1. cullimon says: Mar 16, 2013 11:39 AM

    In his season season? We have a typo

  2. Sackville Rc says: Mar 16, 2013 11:43 AM

    The Giants seem to be able to get the most out of their receivers. This is a good spot for Murphy. He’ll learn if he has what it takes, for a long career in the NFL.

  3. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 16, 2013 11:47 AM

    His drop in production with the Raiders coincided with his development of alligator arms.
    Good luck…

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 16, 2013 11:56 AM

    I love when teams with awful position/head coach/QB situations come in and leave smarmy remarks. Dallas fans did it last year, Bennett goes and has his best year with the best TE coach in the NFL. Murphy has never had more than a pedestrian QB. He’s got a clutch, two-time Super Bowl champion now.

    However, this isn’t the big issue to me, this was done as contingency in case they can’t sign Vic, and that makes me somewhat nervous.

  5. jaewest304 says: Mar 16, 2013 11:59 AM

    Loved him as a Raider but he got hurt and that’s all it takes in the NFL

  6. shawshankreception says: Mar 16, 2013 12:03 PM

    He’ll be the Steve Smith that Mario Manningham never was.

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 16, 2013 12:09 PM

    It’s about time for Lou to get his swagger back.

  8. rayguyreturns says: Mar 16, 2013 12:11 PM

    He was never the same after his injury. If he fix’s what is upstairs, there is hope. His arms will reach again.

  9. olinerules says: Mar 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Replacement for Hixon/Barden? Can’t see this impacting Victor’s situation much.

  10. censoredagain says: Mar 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Call me crazy, but I like this signing. He has never had a legit QB or a lot of talent around him to work with. Its a solid, low cost roster spot for a guy with speed to go deep, and if memory serves, he’s quite a good downfield blocker as well. Not a bad move at all.

  11. thehouseofho says: Mar 16, 2013 12:19 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Mar 16, 2013 11:56 AM
    I love when teams with awful position/head coach/QB situations come in and leave smarmy remarks. Dallas fans did it last year, Bennett goes and has his best year with the best TE coach in the NFL. Murphy has never had more than a pedestrian QB. He’s got a clutch, two-time Super Bowl champion now.

    However, this isn’t the big issue to me, this was done as contingency in case they can’t sign Vic, and that makes me somewhat nervous.
    =====
    The Murphy signing seems more of a replacement for Hixon or Barden than a contingency plan if they lose Cruz.

  12. jeffm916 says: Mar 16, 2013 12:30 PM

    I agree that now he has legit team that can utilize his speed, but this signing has nothing to do with Mr. Salsa. This signing replaces Barsden and we know Dominick will be back with a one year prove yourself deal.

  13. mullman76 says: Mar 16, 2013 12:40 PM

    Not a fix for either Barden or Cruz.

    I wish him the best though.

  14. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    One of the real Raiders. Real Raider mentality. Hope he does well out there.

  15. ctgiant says: Mar 16, 2013 1:22 PM

    If Hixon comes back, and I sure hope he does, as his ACL in OTA’s two years ago, made him even better last year, this guy is got value, this is a simple Barden replacement, who had size 6’6 but could not find his nit-ch due to injuries.
    I got nothing on this kid, but if Reese/Coughlin signed him, he’s already a ST’s player, with speed.
    CT GIANT

  16. ss376 says: Mar 16, 2013 1:36 PM

    I’d love to see what he can do here. Hixon did not step up after Nicks went down. I don’t think he’s more than a 4th-5th option. Barden never did quite pan out as the replacement for Plaxico. Jernigan is a non-factor I think. Randle may yet beat Murphy out on the depth chart though. Randle could be very productive if he could get 5-6 targets a game and take the load off of Cruz and Nicks.

  17. radrntn says: Mar 16, 2013 9:49 PM

    The minute the raiders traded for palmer, Louis Murphy tanked.he was tight with Jason Campbell, and resented hue for the trade. He became cancer on the team after that.

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