Raiders deal WR Murphy to Panthers
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)
The team announced the trade on Monday, just days before the start of training camp.
Murphy made an immediate impact as Oakland's fourth-round pick in 2009, catching 75 passes for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns in his first two seasons.
But Murphy was slowed by a groin injury last season and started only one game. He had 15 catches for 241 yards and became expendable when fifth-round pick Juron Criner and undrafted free agent Rod Streater passed him in offseason workouts.