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.