Wide receiver inks deal

Aaron Rodgers remains Green Bay's only unsigned draft pick

And then there was one. Wide receiver Terrence Murphy signed a contract today with the Green Bay Packers, leaving quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the team's only unsigned draft pick.

Green Bay now has 10 of its 11 selections under contract, including guard/center Junius Coston (May 16), guard William Whitticker (June 20), defensive end Michael Montgomery (June 21), linebacker Kurt Campbell (July 6), cornerback Mike Hawkins (July 13), wide receiver Craig Bragg (July 22), safety Marviel Underwood (July 25), linebacker Brady Poppinga (July 25) and safety/cornerback Nick Collins (July 28).

Murphy was impressive in the team's off-season minicamps and will compete for the No. 4 receiver spot against Antonio Chatman. Javon Walker, Donald Driver and Robert Ferguson are the team's top three receivers. Murphy also will be given a chance to return punts and kickoffs this preseason.

A four-year letterman (2001-2004) at Texas A&M, Murphy started full time each of his final two seasons. He was a first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection as a junior and senior, first as a kick returner in 2003, and then as a receiver in 2004. Murphy was a two-time team captain, sharing the position in 2004 with fellow Packers draft selection Michael Montgomery.

In 45 career games with the Aggies (32 starts), the 6-1, 196-pound Murphy set school receiving records with 172 career catches and 2,600 receiving yards. Overall, he collected 3,583 all-purpose yards (209 rushing, 2,600 receiving, 761 on kickoff returns and 13 on punt returns).

Green Bay selected Murphy with the 58th overall selection of the 2005 NFL Draft.


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