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Old 05-17-2006   #1
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Texans | Terrence Murphy attends practice
Tue, 16 May 2006 23:20:11 -0700

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports free agent WR Terrence Murphy (Packers) attended the Texans' practice Tuesday, May 16. He is looking to sign on with a team as a free agent, but it could prove difficult. The Texans have spoken with Murphy, but it is unknown whether any team will accept the risks associated with signing him.

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Packers | More on Murphy release
Fri, 21 Apr 2006 18:48:53 -0700

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the release of WR Terrence Murphy by the Green Bay Packers was not easy on either side. Even though the Packers think it is too much of a risk for Murphy to play, he intends to see if other teams are interested. As a result of being placed on waivers/failed physical, Murphy can be claimed by any team in the NFL starting Monday, April 24, and can negotiate with any team if he isn't claimed. Murphy was found to have a bruised spinal cord and tests revealed that he was suffering from stenosis, or a narrowing of the spinal column. The Packers spent nearly five months evaluating the opinions of the specialists Murphy saw and in the end thought they just couldn't put him on the field. Murphy and agent Doug Hendrickson met with the Packers Tuesday, April 18, and were told of the team's decision. It was an emotional moment for both Murphy and general manager Ted Thompson. Chances are he will be claimed because the team would not be under any financial obligation other than counting his minimum base salary against their salary cap.
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Old 05-17-2006   #2
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Too risky. Id hate to see a guy get seriously injured by putting his life in risk. Not worth it.
If he does get a team to sign him, id hope its the Texans. He was a great player for the aggy's.
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It almost scares me. I like the guy and everything, but he doesn't need to put his life in danger just so he can play football now. I don't see him making the team if we sign him which could end up being a good thing for him.
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Obviously, Murphy is suffering from the "it will never happen to me" syndrome. For his sake, I hope saner heads prevail and he isn't picked by anyone. Football isn't worth being paralyzed or dead.
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They're looking to fill their aggie quota. They missed it last year after Aaron Glenn left.
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I think Kubes is just seeing how much competition he can make on our team. He's doing a good job so far so I wouldn't be upset if we signed him.
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Obviously, Murphy is suffering from the "it will never happen to me" syndrome. For his sake, I hope saner heads prevail and he isn't picked by anyone. Football isn't worth being paralyzed or dead.
I am embarrassed to not remember the gentleman;s name, but who got severely injured/possible paralyzed in the our first pre-season game? It was the hall of fame game and the guys got hurt on a special temas play if I recall. Can anyone help me out? I am going to look it up on line for now.
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leomont evans...got movement and was walking around soon thereafter. Too scary and I really don't care to see that again...I would pass on the kid
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Obviously, Murphy is suffering from the "it will never happen to me" syndrome. For his sake, I hope saner heads prevail and he isn't picked by anyone. Football isn't worth being paralyzed or dead.
I too have stenosis of the spine (lower not upper back). Whadya do? Live on eggshells or go out and live life to the fullest your pain (he seems to not have any) and mobility will let you. He could play and not have any problems, or one fluke turn and be paralyzed. In Houston, if you get to your neuro or orthopedic, or other specialized spine surgeon ASAP (all us back injured folks have one), you have a great chance of being OK but time is of the essence in those situations. We have great surgeons in our city for this! But, who knows....you could be hit by a bus going to the store for beer. Its a crap shoot, and totally his call if he wants to take that chance.

As long as he signs off any liability to the Texans for this type of injury, we should be fine. Life itself is a risk. I trust that Murphy knows well enough the risk he bears.
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I see it like a truck driver that goes to Iraq for say 150k well this is a better risk IMHO he gets to play a game he loves and makes millions. Where else will he be able to make that kind of money?
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Serious question: Is this "Yo" Murphy we're talking about? Formerly of every football league around?
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Serious question: Is this "Yo" Murphy we're talking about? Formerly of every football league around?
Terrence Murphy was the Packers 2nd round pick last year from A&M.

http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/417478
http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2005/murphy_terrence
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/59352.html
http://football.about.com/od/nfldraf...ftresult_2.htm

That's all I found. Hurt after his third game, I believe.
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"If football works out it does," he explained. "I'm still not sure if I want to play yet, but I will take it one day at a time. "
It's nice to see how well he is rebounding after this. It seems like he feels healthy and it's always good to have an education incase something like this happens.
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way to risky, i dont wanna see this guys who life ruined, especially if hes in a texans uniform when it happens. i say NO !!!
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We had a guy on our team that had a simular problem. Our old coach gets a call one spring from SFA. And the SFA coach is all pumped up about this great tailback that has fallen from heaven and filled a void at tailback. Then My old ball coach laid it out for him. He couldn't play. One shot to the neck and he'd be paralized if not worse. Great credit to the guy that he walked on and won the Tailback position in the spring.
I hope Murphy finds someone who cares for him and tells him straight...there is more to life than football. It's over. My old teammate has four beautiful children, a great wife and a wonderful life. He's rich....but he's not wealthy. There's lots of folks believe it or not that would not trade that situatiuon for all the gold in the NFL. Go figgure.
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I too have stenosis of the spine (lower not upper back). Whadya do? Live on eggshells or go out and live life to the fullest your pain (he seems to not have any) and mobility will let you. He could play and not have any problems, or one fluke turn and be paralyzed. In Houston, if you get to your neuro or orthopedic, or other specialized spine surgeon ASAP (all us back injured folks have one), you have a great chance of being OK but time is of the essence in those situations. We have great surgeons in our city for this! But, who knows....you could be hit by a bus going to the store for beer. Its a crap shoot, and totally his call if he wants to take that chance.

As long as he signs off any liability to the Texans for this type of injury, we should be fine. Life itself is a risk. I trust that Murphy knows well enough the risk he bears.
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First of all, the implications of spinal stenosis in the lumbar area can be quite lesser when compared to the same condition present in the cervical region. First of all the lumbar vertebrae are very large and sturdy with normally stronger supporting structures as compared to the cervical vertebrae. If you look at “catastrophic” contact sports injuries, 75% are cervical spine injuries. It has also been determined that 10-15% of football players will sustain cervical neck injuries. If you sustain major spinal cord injury at the lumbar level, paraplegia (paralysis of the waist down) can result. If you sustain major spinal cord injury at the cervical level, quadriplegia (paralysis of the neck down) can result. If there is mild to moderate trauma to the spinal cord, in stenosis cases, there is very little room for swelling (expansion) to occur because of the smaller opening through which the cord passes. The bone obviously cannot expand and the spinal cord becomes compressed from the unyielding pressure. And much like a tourniquet being left on too long, it cuts off the circulation to the cord, and eventually the cord dies. If you can get to the hospital in time, decompression by medicines (such as steroids) which decrease swelling or surgical procedures can save the cord structures from dying, thus avoiding paralysis. However, If there is major tearing or transection of the cord due to major injuries such as displaced or fragmented fractures, and subluxing injury (one vertebra sliding on another creating a scissor action on the cord). In these cases getting to a hospital “on time” will have little or no effect on the outcome of paralysis.

I’ll leave conclusions to you all as to if Murphy should be resuming his career let alone if the Texans should entertain helping him do so. Indeed, this could be more than just a “career decision” for this young man.
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I wouldn't take him. Maybe he should consider coaching.
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It's nice to see how well he is rebounding after this. It seems like he feels healthy and it's always good to have an education incase something like this happens.
Thanks TexanFan, i tried searching for news myself but didn't find that. Good to know he's moving on to other things, hopefully great .
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