Murphy had two catches (two targets) for 48 yards in a 31-21 win over the Giants on Sunday.
The veteran wideout saw his first action of the 2017 season, filling in for the injured Trent Taylor (ribs). Murphy did the majority of his damage on a 40-yard catch down the sideline at the start of the second half. The 30-year-old was officially signed earlier in the week, but he was in camp with the 49ers during the preseason, so he should have enough familiarity with the offense to be called upon if Taylor isn't healed up following the team's upcoming bye week.
The veteran wideout spent the offseason with the 49ers before being released at the start of the regular season. Murphy will provide depth at the wide receiver position in San Francisco after Trent Taylor suffered cracked ribs Sunday against the Cardinals.
Murphy was released by the 49ers on Friday.
The 30-year-old Murphy did very little to make a case for a roster spot this summer and will now re-enter the free-agent pool.
Murphy hauled in a pass for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Broncos.
The veteran wideout finished with the most snaps among all 49er receivers Saturday with 23. The 30-year-old has dealt with issues on and off the field this past offseason, but with his knee injury and arrest behind him, Murphy will look to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster in San Francisco.
Murphy (knee) joined the 49ers on a one-year deal Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 30-year-old wideout will look to revive his career after missing the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL. Murphy was also dealing with off-the-field issues following his April 12 arrest at Tampa International Airport for possession of a concealed weapon. Those charges have since been dropped, freeing the veteran to enter the receiver mix in San Francisco for training camp. Murphy has experienced sporadic success in limited roles throughout his career, but he will have to prove that his knee is fully healthy while attempting to leapfrog several other options on the depth chart to have a shot at making the 49ers' 53-man roster.
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|2017||San Francisco 49ers||1||1||2||48||24.0||40||0||1||1||2|
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|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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