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Report: Murphy traded to Panthers

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 10:49 am in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Louis Murphy, the team’s most productive wide receiver in 2009 and 2010, has been traded to the Carolina Panthers, according to the Twitter account of Yahoo Sports! reporter Jason Cole.

There have been no terms announced as yet, nor have the Raiders or Panthers confirmed the deal.

Murphy, who was the keynote speaker on behalf of the Raiders Saturday at a youth sports clinic at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, struggled last season after undergoing sports hernia surgery late in training camp.

With the ascension of Denarius Moore in 2011, the quantum leap in performance by Darrius Heyward-Bey, along with strong showings by fifth-round draft pick Juron Criner and undrafted free agent Rod Streater this offseason, Murphy’s grip on a roster spot was tenuous.

Murphy caught 75 passes for 1,130 yards in his first two season after being a fourth-round draft pick out of Florida, the most of any of the Raiders wide receivers.

The Raiders made one previous deal with Carolina this offseason, getting running back Mike Goodson in exchange for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell.

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  • Thec

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    Good Luck Murpy, great trade Reggie!

    Why is Ford a Kick returner, if JLH was too small to be a kickoff returner? Never understood this?

    +++++++++

    JFORD has what 4 KOR’s for TD’s…Has got nothing to do with size but ability…

    JFORD is the most dangerous KOR in the NFL even with the adjustment the league made from 30 to 35

  • RaiderRockstar

    James Holmes should be waterboarded. whatever other kinds of dramatic torture they are using nowadays too

    perhaps just put him in a 12 x 12 concrete room with a bed & nothing to look at. then have prison lifers come in one at a time 30 minutes each to do whatever they want to him, short of killing him (of course).

  • r8eray

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 11:54 am
    theghostronin79 Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Ford has shown amazing return ability

    ================

    Absolutely. Most electrifying returner we got and have had for a long time.

    ——————–
    Yep, and I think we’d all rather have him handling returns than Moore, due to the injury risk that comes with that job.

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    Since JLH.

  • RaiderRockstar

    ditto #102 for Sandusky

  • guest123

    Does James Holmes have a middle name? All the notorious serial killers and psychos have them.

    I can imagine “Earl” as good middle name for him.

  • guest123

    ditto #102 for Sandusky

    *********

    How about put them both in the same 10 by 10 cell and have a ball with each other? Then turn them loose on general population and tell the guards to all take an hour long break.

  • aig-raiders

    Big Murphy fan here. However, dude hasnt been the same since he broke his collarbone. He plays scared over the middle now. That mental edge is gone.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @G123

    he wants to be called “the Joker” but I’m not going to call him that. this was a nobody who wanted to become a headline. probably thinks he’ll be able to plead insanity & get off the hook.

  • LILALDAVIS

    Doubt it if this transaction hurts our chances at winning the AFC WEST this season. Speaking of wining the AFC WEST. Here’s a great video about how the Raiders will win the WEST IN 2012

    http://youtu.be/WnWRZuLYsGc <—- Cool video

  • aig-raiders

    Greg Papa was on the radio today saying how out of shape Murph showed up to camp last year. So much potential wasted.

  • TxRaider210

    aig-raiders Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Big Murphy fan here. However, dude hasnt been the same since he broke his collarbone. He plays scared over the middle now. That mental edge is gone.

    ———–
    I was also a big Murphy fan, hope a change of scenery helps the guy out, but he clearly wasn’t fit to be a Raider any longer.

  • guest123

    Big Murphy fan here. However, dude hasnt been the same since he broke his collarbone. He plays scared over the middle now. That mental edge is gone.

    *********

    Agreed. He needs to find “The eye of the Tiger” again. Viagra isn’t the solution. He needs Apollo Creed to slap upside the head.

  • r8eray

    Here’s a question for all FF players…

    If you were to draft WR’s from the Raiders roster who would you draft and in what round?

  • http://demitassechicago.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    James Holmes should be forced to be Jamarcus Russell’s butler for eternity.

  • RaiderRockstar

    you’ll notice that most of the killers these days look like they came straight from a Comic-Con convention.

    not even lowlifes. just nolifes

    It’s not about the mental state. It’s about one’s choices

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    James Holmes should be waterboarded. whatever other kinds of dramatic torture they are using nowadays too

    perhaps just put him in a 12 x 12 concrete room with a bed & nothing to look at. then have prison lifers come in one at a time 30 minutes each to do whatever they want to him, short of killing him (of course).

    ===========================================

    Holmes is gonna get worse than that, psychologically. He’ll probably be sent to a Supermax prison where he gets to spend the next 60 years lying on a one-inch foam pad on top of a concrete bed with only a black & white TV to keep him company, watching the world go on without him. He wanted to be a big important bigshot? He gets the exact opposite, rotting away in insignificance.

  • guest123

    R8eray,

    good question.

    I’m lost at FF. But I plan on getting ready by the end of the 3rd week of preseason. I don’t touch drafts or even mocks till then. I think the situation won’t be clear till then. just my 2 cents.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    This time around, the expectation is that Oakland will likely receive a draft pick. According to Henry Wofford of CSNBayArea.com, Murphy was “not happy with the Raiders [and] wanted out” of Oakland.

    ***

    thanks, Jimbo!!

    —-

    Have a little faith RRS. :)

  • http://demitassechicago.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Most serial killers are alienated white weirdos.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Here’s a question for all FF players…

    If you were to draft WR’s from the Raiders roster who would you draft and in what round?

    ***

    RD 1 – King Darrius
    RD 4 – DMo17
    undrafted: Ford, Criner, Streater, etc

  • aig-raiders

    Criner in the late rounds. All he will do is catch TDs for us in the 2nd half.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Conditional pick for Murph, makes sense.

  • aig-raiders

    Here is teh really sad part…..

    There will be a bunch of women in love with John Holmes. Guaranteed. Sick but it will happen.

  • Thec

    Jacoby Ford‏@JacobyFord12

    Hate to see my bro @murph918 leave. Love you bro and good luck in your new beginning. U always a raider in my book bra.

  • guest123

    Holmes is gonna get worse than that, psychologically. He’ll probably be sent to a Supermax prison where he gets to spend the next 60 years lying on a one-inch foam pad on top of a concrete bed with only a black & white TV to keep him company, watching the world go on without him. He wanted to be a big important bigshot? He gets the exact opposite, rotting away in insignificance.

    *********

    I don’t think he necessarily wanted to be a “bigshot” perse. I think he got himself so warped pretending his life was some alternate version of Batman, the comic book that he seriously is deluded from reality. And because of that, this sick twisted fugr is going to mental hospital where he won’t even understand the meaning of life beyond those walls. I think he’ll actually be happier in an institution. Because he really is not sane.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Holmes is gonna get worse than that, psychologically. He’ll probably be sent to a Supermax prison where he gets to spend the next 60 years lying on a one-inch foam pad on top of a concrete bed with only a black & white TV to keep him company, watching the world go on without him

    ***

    @Duck

    so basically, his next 60 years will be much like his last 24 ??

    doesn’t sounds like the “punishment” fits the crime imo

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!!

  • theghostronin79

    Yep, and I think we’d all rather have him handling returns than Moore, due to the injury risk that comes with that job.

    ========

    Since JLH.

    ==========

    Higgins was PR wasn’t he? Ford is KR and Dmo on PR?
    2 totally different events.

    Returning punts is kinda like playing tag. Lots of running space and everyone in the yard chasing you..

    Returning kicks is like driving the wrong way down an 8 lane Freeway…..Collisions are imminent and leathal.

  • DutchRaider77

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    Good Luck Murpy, great trade Reggie!

    Why is Ford a Kick returner, if JLH was too small to be a kickoff returner? Never understood this?

    +++++++++

    JFORD has what 4 KOR’s for TD’s…Has got nothing to do with size but ability…

    JFORD is the most dangerous KOR in the NFL even with the adjustment the league made from 30 to 35

    _________________________________________________

    Sorry, not the point I was making. When we had JLH on the roster, our KOR guy was a FB! We always asked Jerry why JLH did not return kickoffs and he said he was too small! Then along comes Ford and blows that $@# out of the water.

  • TxRaider210

    I’d be willing to bet my bottom dollar that Holmes was on anti-depressants(Prozac, Paxil etc.) This tends to be true and come out eventually after most mass murders.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Holmes is gonna get worse than that, psychologically. He’ll probably be sent to a Supermax prison where he gets to spend the next 60 years lying on a one-inch foam pad on top of a concrete bed with only a black & white TV to keep him company, watching the world go on without him. He wanted to be a big important bigshot? He gets the exact opposite, rotting away in insignificance.
    ————————————
    Yep. Looking at him today, it seems he’s now recognizing that grim reality.

  • DJ Johnny

    Looking at that psycho with his colored hair and that deranged look on his face it looks like he might be thinking ahead and going for an insanity plea.

  • DJ Johnny

    …not to suggest that he isn’t nuts for real.

  • DJ Johnny

    The radio station has already informed us we can’t say “what up holmes”. (i’m not kidding). It’s ok since i rarely say that. Geez.

    Also, can’t play “Shoot to Thrill”, “Janie’s got a gun”, “Saturday Night Special” or “Whiskey in the Jar”.

    Till further notice.

  • The Judge

    Here’s a question for all FF players…

    If you were to draft WR’s from the Raiders roster who would you draft and in what round?
    ————————————

    In a 12 team league- standard scoring, standard line-up

    D. Moore round 7
    DHB round 8
    Criner round 14

    subject to change as the season draws nearer