The 5-9 Carolina Panthers are playing some of their best football. Since starting off 2-8, the team has won three of its last four games, led by the 2011 Offensive Rookie of the Year and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. The Raiders are in for a tough challenge.
The Oakland Raiders have traded wide receiver Louis Murphy to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.
The Raiders are down to a handful of healthy receivers, including Chaz Schilens, Louis Murphy and rookie Eddie McGee, who is on the team’s practice squad.
Jacoby Ford was happy making the Oakland Raiders roster as a backup kick returner. With injuries sidelining two of the team’s top three wide receivers, the rookie is being pressed into a starting role this week.