Report: Byron Murphy agrees to two-year deal with Vikings

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The Vikings have their replacement for Patrick Peterson.

A day after losing Peterson to the Steelers, the Vikings have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal with cornerback Byron Murphy, NFL Media reports.

Murphy ranks 62nd on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents.

His departure leaves Marco Wilson as the top corner in Arizona.

Murphy, 25, joined the Cardinals as a second round pick in 2019, and he made 48 starts in four seasons.

He played only nine games last season because of a back injury that landed him on injured reserve. Murphy made 36 tackles, half a sack and four pass breakups.

He has 229 tackles, three sacks, five interceptions and 34 pass breakups.

16 responses to “Report: Byron Murphy agrees to two-year deal with Vikings

  1. Apparently, the Vikings are aiming at diamonds in the rough. There may possibly be a method to the madness of Brian Flores. Could get interesting…

  2. Why kick the Kirk Cousins can further down the road just to sign average guys that don’t put you over the top? The Vikings are stuck thinking they’re in a “competitive rebuild” in which they aren’t competitive and they aren’t rebuilding.

  3. They figured they don’t have enough CBs with injury histories, I guess. Can’t be accused of learning through experience.

  4. I am sorry but a guy with back issues who missed most of last year? I don’t think we found a replacement for Peterson. This suggests a similar situation to Irv Smith.

  5. Packers fans believe every move they make is gold and every move Vikes make is garbage. Lol. Can’t even talk real football here anymore.

  6. This is a fantastic signing. Murphy can play both outside and in the slot, meaning he can be a starter at outside corner and move to the slot in the nickel. Chandon Sullivan was a train wreck there last year. Kwesi is signing young, ascending players to highly flexible contracts. This is a very encouraging start to free agency.

  7. “Packers fans believe….”

    Really, we need to cut them some slack. They’re being pretty much traumatized, in terms of their fandom life, by the A Rod embarrassment, the obvious excellence of the new Vike regime, etc. etc.

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