PFT: Murphy to Rosenhaus


Profootballtalk.com is reporting that Raiders fourth-round draft pick Louis Murphy has switched agents, dumping DeBartolo Sports for Drew Rosenhaus.

Rosenhaus divulged Murphy’s signing on his Twitter account.

With Murphy being a fourth-round draft pick, it’s not likely to change the landscape. Murphy has already drawn raves from coach Tom Cable and it’s conceivable he could have as much of an impact early on as Darrius Heyward-Bey, the No. 7 overall pick who was hamstrung by his hamstring in the offseason.

Murphy was one of the receivers reported by NFL Network as having attended an informal passing camp conducted by quarterback JaMarcus Russell, even though he had yet to sign a contract.

When Jerry Rice came to the Raiders last OTA practice, he talked up Murphy as a prize prospect.

Of course, at the time, Murphy was represented by DeBartolo Sports, which counts Rice as a valued employee.

In the end, Murphy will get what a fourth-round pick gets. Russell’s holdout aside, if recent history holds, he’ll be to camp on time regardless of his representation. The best Rosenhaus can hope for is fewer years or a void if statistical or playing time incentives are met.

A pre-camp admission _ the Raiders have such an impeccable reputation (other than Russell) for bringing all their picks in on time I’ll have a hard time worrying much about who signs and when until I get to Napa and they’re not there.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Kirk

    Until Davis starts drafting linemen in the first round, we will be losers. The game is won on the line.

  • Kirk, so true…

    well thats it for me, my weekend starts now, just have to go home an sleep first =)

    see y’all, take care..

  • SnB Defense

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Run Defense is paramount, absolutely. But Pass protection is a close 2nd… I have no trust in Barnes, but I would love to have him prove me wrong, but I sure hope Henderson gets the LT…
    Yes, pass protection is a close 2nd. The NFC East, Ravens,Steelers, Texans and Chargers all bring the heat and they are physical and tough. The O-Line has to make it work as well.

    They better be getting JaMarcus and the O-Line up to speed on reading blitz pressure.

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  • gilbert

    post336,M Lonetree ,Raiders mean much to me since Ive followed them since,well,Tom Flores was the FIELD GENERAL,the MAN,as QB.But since 9/11,the Raiders and SfGiants have continued to numb the pain of that day ,cant shake it,but wont stop me from escape thru sports.Thanks for the thoughts in post,brings me back to Family,Friends,country and get youre head OUT of the sand

  • RaiderRobG

    Ha Ha Ha! Even the great Jerry Rice affirms my wisdom.

    Not only is Murphy the second coming of 81 and this years Colston, he will make all of us wish the Raiders used the 7th pick on a defensive stud!

    DHB = Ricky Dudley with even worse hands.