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New York Giants Agree to Terms with WR Louis Murphy on a One-Year Deal

March 16th, 2013 at 12:15 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants continued their bargain hunting on Saturday, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Louis Murphy, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, on a one-year deal.

The deal, which was first reported by Pro Football Talk, may spell the end of Domenik Hixon's tenure with the team. However, with Murphy's lack of experience as a return man, he may just be seen as a replacement for Ramses Barden, who has already stated it is in his best interest to move on.

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft, Murphy spent the 2012 season with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. He hauled in 25 passes (60 targets) for 336 yards and a touchdowns. However, although he averaged 13.4 yards per reception, Pro Football Focus notes that he averaged only 0.86 yards per route run last year – third lowest of any wide receiver in the league.

In 57 career games, Murphy has hauled in 115 receptions for 1,707 yards and seven touchdowns. He's also been known to run the ball of a time or two, gaining 146 yards on 14 attempts (10.4 ypc).

And for those that will immediately go to Google and search, don't bother. While at FLorida, Murphy returned only three kicks for 41 yards (13.7 yards per return).


Tags: Carolina, Carolina Panthers, Domenik Hixon, Football, Louis Murphy, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ramses Barden

13 Responses to “New York Giants Agree to Terms with WR Louis Murphy on a One-Year Deal”

  1.  GmenMania says:

    Meh. Good depth signing who won’t get higher than #4 on the depth chart. Speed is nice, but he’s gotta be able to catch the ball. Hopefully Izzo & Quinn can teach him how to return kicks.

  2.  Valid says:

    Like I said in the previous thread: love this signing. Eli having both Cruz (assuming he stays) and Murphy burn their defenders downfield is going to be all sorts of awesome.

    •  demo3356 says:

      He’ll never be more than a #4 on this team. Great speed, really good size, not a very good WR though. He”ll bring a nice element to our passing game but will be battling JJ for the #4 spot

      •  Valid says:

        Maybe, but he’ll still get some burn throughout the season. I could see him finishing with 25-30 catches and a few scores.

  3.  percellovesgiants says:


  4.  GIANTT says:

    I thought Hixon was good value for the Giants . Is Murphy that much faster ?
    He must have “potential ” if he doesnt return kicks .
    My other question is then is Murphy a better or cheaper replacement ?

    •  demo3356 says:

      Hixon is a nice player and a great kid, but he is a vet minimum type of player. If he gets offered more than that he should jump all over it

      •  Krow says:

        Poor Hixon. You know he really doesn’t want to leave. But someone is dangling money. And players have to think hard about that.

  5.  demo3356 says:

    If I’m Eli Manning I’m on the Phone with JR promising a Brady like below market redo/ extension the day AFTER Nicks and Cruz are locked up long term…

  6.  demo3356 says:

    Nosh.0 says:
    March 16, 2013 at 12:12 PM
    Sorry to all the Cruz isn’t a true #1 people, but he’s gonna get locked up long term by the Giants in the next month or so.

    demo3356 says:
    March 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM
    LMFAO!! Pretty sure EVERYONE on this site and EVERYONE that calls themselves a giants fan want him signed long term.. That’s not even a debate.. Well maybe in the land of Srgt Straw-man.. But here on G101 EVERYONE wants him back and EVERYONE wants him signed long term.. The smarter Folks realize that he wont be getting true #1 WR money, here or anywhere else this off season and expect him signed to a very fair deal, deserving for one of the best #2, complimentary, slot receivers in the NFL. Guy is a STUD and a fan favorite..Just not a true #1 WR in the NFL

  7.  Krow says:

    Nosh’s long Cruz post in the previous thread was on the money.

  8.  GmenMania says:


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