NFL Free Agency 2014: Ex-Giant Louis Murphy signs with Buccaneers

Louis Murphy's short stint with the Giants is up - Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former Giants wideout Louis Murphy came to terms on a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Louis Murphy's short run as a member of the New York Giants is over. The free-agent wide receiver came to terms on a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, according to Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com.

After being signed last offseason, Murphy was expected to bring an additional deep threat to the Giants roster, but those hopes never materialized as the 26-year-old finished with just six receptions.

Murphy hopes for a bounce-back season with the Buccaneers as the St. Petersburg native returns to the state he grew up and played college football in. From 2005-2008, Murphy played college football for Urban Meyer's Florida Gators. As a senior, Murphy finished with 38 receptions for 655 yards and seven touchdowns. After running a 4.32 40-yard dash time at the combine, Murphy was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

The wideout played three seasons for the Raiders before joining the Carolina Panthers in 2012 and the Giants last year. In five professional seasons, Murphy has recorded 116 receptions for 1,715 yards and seven touchdowns. Murphy's best season came in 2010 when he caught 41 passes for 609 yards. He had a career-high four touchdowns his rookie year.

Murphy was one of 26 Giants players whom had their contracts expire at the end of the year. He joins Justin Tuck (Raiders), Linval Joseph (Vikings), Ryan Mundy (Bears), Keith Rivers (Bills), Brandon Myers (Buccaneers), Hakeem Nicks (Colts) and Kevin Boothe (Raiders) to find homes elsewhere.

Bear Pascoe, Andre Brown, Jim Cordle, Mike Patterson, Shaun Rogers, Aaron Ross, Da'Rel Scott, Terrell Thomas and Corey Webster are still free agents.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker