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. Here is why he's a risk - 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.