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|A couple of years ago, Murphy was getting some love as a potential breakout candidate due to his solid rookie season in 2009. Of course, the one major disclaimer from that season was that he caught just 35.4% of his targets and that proved to be the most telling statistic from his rookie campaign. After three years in the league, the 2009 4th round pick was buried on the Oakland depth chart, leading to his preseason trade to the Panthers. In Carolina, Murphy is insurance in the event Brandon LaFell struggles and David Gettis is slow to recover from the ACL injury that ended his 2011 season. Barring his ascension to the starting lineup, Murphy is waiver wire fodder in 2012.
|WR Louis Murphy gets 3-year extension -- Fri Dec 26 9:52 am --|
Was scheduled to become free agent
|Wide receiver Louis Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Friday morning.
Murphy, 27, had been scheduled to become a free agent after the season.
FF Today's Take: Murphy was filling the No.3 wide receiver role for the Bucs and could be in for a bigger workload in 2015 if Vincent Jackson is moved during the off-season.