Raiders ship Louis Murphy to Carolina

Oakland Raiders receiver Louis Murphy (18) at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility.

The Raiders have made their second offseason trade with the Panthers, sending wide receiver Louis Murphy to Carolina. Murphy was traded for an undisclosed conditional draft choice. Murphy will join his former teammate, offensive lineman Bruce Campbell who was traded to Carolina in exchange for running back Mike Goodson.

Murphy had been in danger of being the odd man out in the Raiders receiving corps and trading him was all the Raiders could do to get something back for him. It was that or he was at risk of either being buried on the depth chart or being cut before the season.

It is a fall from grace for the Raiders former round four draft pick. Murphy was outstanding as a rookie receiver in 2009. He was by far the Raiders' best receiver-- outplaying round one pick Darrius Heyward-Bey from the same draft. He led all Raider receivers with 75 receptions in his first two seasons with the team. But with the emergence of Heyward-Bey and the drafting of Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore, Murphy became a forgotten man.

He played in 41 games with 19 starts in three seasons with the Raiders, totaling 90 receptions for 1,371 yards and six touchdowns.

UPDATE: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the conditional pick is a 7th rounder. The understanding being that the condition is Murphy making the Panthers' 53 man roster.

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