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Louis Murphy

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent

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The vagabond is on his fourth team in four years, and will provide depth for a Bucs receiving corps that's unproven behind Vincent Jackson....

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STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Back
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/11/1987
College: Florida  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Bucs in September of 2014.

September 6, 2014  –  Louis Murphy News

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The Bucs have released Murphy (back), the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Louis Murphy NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 22 16 34 521 4 97 15.3 5.4 6 2 - - - 6 31 5.2 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Oak 14 41 609 2 78 14.9 7.8 10 2 1 0 0 1 43 43.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2011 24 Oak 11 15 241 0 33 16.1 7.3 3 1 0 0 0 6 69 11.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Car 16 25 336 1 61 13.4 5.5 4 2 0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 26 NYG 14 6 37 1 13 6.2 2.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Louis Murphy Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 22 16 5.0 7.1 6.0 2 33 14 6 3 0 2 0 0 0
2010 23 Oak 14 5.5 8.4 7.0 3 44 12 8 4 0 3 0 0 0
2011 24 Oak 11 3.4 4.7 4.0 1 22 3 0 0 1 6 1 0 0
2012 25 Car 16 2.5 4.1 3.3 2 21 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NYG 14 0.7 1.1 0.9 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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2012 668 6
2013 65 47
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Louis Murphy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murphy (back) is out for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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Coach Lovie Smith indicated that the back injury Murphy sustained Thursday isn't believed to be serious, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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That said, Murphy can ill-afford any sort of injury at this stage, as he is jostling with the likes of Russell Shepard, Robert Herron and Solomon Patton for depth slotting on the Bucs' wideout depth chart.
Murphy caught one pass for 11 yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

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Murphy has signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, the team's official site reports.

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After catching just six passes for 37 yards and a TD in 14 games for the Giants this past season, the 26-year-old receiver has much to prove before re-emerging on the fantasy radar. That said, he'll bolster a Tampa Bay wideout depth chart that for now is headed by Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.
If Rueben Randle (knee) doesn't play against Washington, Murphy would see more snaps.

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Murphy (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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Murphy (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

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Murphy signed with the Giants on Saturday, the New York Daily News reports.

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Murphy caught three passes for 57 receiving yards Sunday against the Saints.

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Murphy (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Murphy (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against San Diego, Panthers.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Murphy will likely serve as the Giants' fourth receiver behind Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle. Domenik Hixon and Ramses Barden have both had brief moments of relevance as depth receivers for the Giants in the past, but Murphy is unlikely to get enough playing time to make an impact on any predictable basis.

2012

Traded by the Raiders to the Panthers in July, Murphy goes from one crowded, but not overly talented, wide receiver depth chart to another, aside from Steve Smith. He has the tools to be a solid complement, although he has a tremendous injury history that continues to slow him down. Brandon LaFell and David Gettis are ahead of him for the spot opposite Steve Smith, but his speed could get him a few long balls from the strong arm of Cam Newton.

2011

Murphy had a passable second season insofar as one can in Oakland with 41 catches, 7.8 YPT and 14.9 YPC. The problem is the Raiders rely primarily on the run, get the ball to tight end Zach Miller and spread it erratically among their receivers. Murphy, Jacoby Ford, Chaz Schilens and even Darrius Heyward-Bey are all in the mix, and it's unclear which will be the lead dog. At 6-2, 203, Murphy has a good size/speed combo, and he's got a knack for the big play.

2010

As a rookie, Murphy showed good deep skills, ran clean routes, and laid a couple of impressive blocks that helped him gain favor with the coaching staff. However, he's still stuck behind Chaz Schilens and Darrius Heyward-Bey on the depth chart. As the third receiver, his fantasy production will be limited; but if either of the two starters misses any action, Murphy could have some fantasy value now that the Raiders have a quarterback who can actually get him the ball.

2009

Murphy is a speedy receiver who gives JaMarcus Russell another weapon to throw to. Murphy will likely challenge for playing time at either the Raiders' third or fourth receiver position.