Outside splits with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Murphy spent the 2013 season with the New York Giants, but saw limited offensive playing time behind the trio of wide receivers Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle. Murphy was active for 14 games, but had only six catches for a single touchdown.
Murphy then signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before the Bucs cut him a day before the 2014 regular season. However, Murphy was re-signed three weeks later, and quickly made his mark as a viable third receiver for the team both on the outside and from the slot.
Murphy fights his way past the corner and makes a very difficult touchdown reception:
With the cornerback concerned with Murphy’s deep speed, the receiver works the comeback route for a first down:
Murphy quickly earns his quarterbacks’ trust, which is demonstrated on this dangerous pass that the receiver hauls in for a reception:
Murphy stays alive on this broken play, which results in a long gain for the Bucs:
Murphy outruns the clear-out route but still connects with his quarterback, and takes the ball down to the 5-yard line:
Nice catch by the 6-foot-2 Murphy on a poorly thrown pass: