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Former Saints draft pick Marcus Murphy lands with CFL's Roughriders

Good for Marcus Murphy: the former New Orleans Saints return man has earned an opportunity with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, making him the latest Saints alum to try his hand in the Canadian Football League. The Saints have been a popular spot for CFL All-Stars like Delvin Breaux and Adam Bighill to give the NFL a shot, with other contributors such as Erik Harris and Wynton McManis also passing through.
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Riders Add Running Back, Return Specialist Marcus Murphy

RIDERS ADD RUNNING BACK, RETURN SPECIALIST MARCUS MURPHY. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American running back Marcus Murphy. Murphy (5’8-195lbs) was selected in the seventh round, 230th overall, of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over four seasons, Murphy played in 28 games with the Saints and the Buffalo Bills earning 291 yards on 60 rushing attempts (4.9-yard average) and added 36 yards receiving. The 29-year-old was also a key contributor on special teams where he handled punt and kick return duties, making 33 kick returns for a total 747 yards (22.6-yard average) and 36 punt returns for 333 yards (9.3-yard average) and one touchdown. He also spent a portion of 2019 and 2020 with the Carolina Panthers.
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Marcus Murphy

Murphy signed with the Roughriders on Monday. Murphy spent four seasons in the NFL and rushed 60 times for 291 yards in 28 games with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers. He'll likely serve as a return specialist and depth option at running back for the Roughriders.

Is Marcus Murphy today’s NFL safety?

An instinctive hard hitting safety, Marcus Murphy is a true game changer in a defensive backfield. Following his decision to opt out of the 2020 season, Murphy shifted his attention to the next level. At 6-foot-1, Murphy can read the eyes of the quarterback and be an immediate disruption in both the passing game and running game. He commands centerfield and excels most at covering ground.