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49ers agree to terms with former Raiders receiver [report]


The 49ers reportedly filled their depleted receiving corps by signing former Raider Louis Murphy according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport. Murphy signed with the 49ers briefly in training camp but failed to make the final roster.

The 49ers lost top receiver Pierre Garcon when he broke some tranverse processes in his neck last week. Garcon said in the locker room Sunday that he plans on coming back next season when he will be 32. Garcon signed a five-year, $47 million contract in March.

Murphy was drafted in the fourth round by the Raiders in 2009 out of the University of Florida and spent three seasons in Oakland before bouncing to the Panthers, Giants and Buccaneers, where he stayed for three seasons. The 49ers signed him on July 31 this year, and then released him on Sept. 1.

A speedster, Murphy recorded at 4.32 40-yard dash time at his college pro day. The 49ers need receiving help, in the 20-10 loss to Arizona, they targeted Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson 16 times, but they only caught 4 passes for 86 yards.

 

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