News: The Saints claimed defensive back Jerome Murphy off waivers from the Rams on Sunday while releasing fellow defensive back Elbert Mack to clear a spot on the active roster. Murphy played in 14 games as a rookie before missing all of 2011 with a broken ankle.
Analysis: Murphy was credited with 30 total tackles and an interception during his first year in the NFL, but was not expected to make a major Fantasy impact this season. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore both players in all formats at this point.
News: To make room for WR Mark Clayton, the Rams placed CB Jerome Murphy (broken ankle) on IR on Thursday. They also signed DT Marlon Favorite, a former LSU standout who has previously been with the Patriots and Eagles this year.
Analysis: Murphy was a marginal Fantasy option to begin with, so continue to ignore him. He will not play a single down in 2011.
News: Rams CB Jerome Murphy will have surgery on Wednesday to repair his broken ankle. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said they will make a decision whether to place Murphy on injured reserve following the surgery. The second-year CB was a third-round draft pick in 2010.
Analysis: Even if Murphy comes back in 2011, there is no telling how many games he will play and how effective he will be. Murphy was a marginal Fantasy option to begin with, so continue to ignore him.
News: St. Louis CB Jerome Murphy will need surgery to repair his broken ankle and will likely miss the season. The Rams have been dealing with several injuries, including WR Dominique Curry, who had surgery on his broken hand and is out indefinitely.
Analysis: Murphy left Friday's practice with the ankle issue and his second NFL season is now in serious doubt. The former South Florida standout racked up 30 tackles and an interception in 14 games last year before a finger injury cut short his rookie year. Fantasy owners should ignore him in all upcoming IDP drafts.
News: Rams CB Jerome Murphy left Friday evenings practice with what coach Steve Spagnuolo called a pretty good ankle issue and it may be broken. Spagnuolo said Murphy could be out for awhile, but didnt specify a time period.
Analysis: Murphy had finger surgery in February after the injury shortened his rookie season. In 14 games last year, he notched an interception and 30 tackles while forcing one fumble. Keep an eye on his ankle trouble, as it will likely cost him critical reps and playing time in the short term. Even if he battles back and makes the team, Murphy is not considered to be an option selecting on Draft Day.
News: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rams CB Jerome Murphy had surgery to repair a late-season finger injury following the 2010 season. The pins that were inserted during surgery have already been removed.
Analysis: Murphy has minimal Fantasy value when healthy. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day in 2011.
News: Rams DB Jerome Murphy had an interception and an assisted tackle against the Raiders in Week 2. He picked off QB Bruce Gradkowski in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Murphy had a decent game against the Raiders in Week 2 but really does not have any Fantasy value at this point. Continue to ignore him in all formats for Week 3 against the Redskins.
News: Rams rookie CB Jerome Murphy signed his first NFL contract and will be expected in training camp on time.
Analysis: Murphy has minimal Fantasy value since he likely won't post enough stats to help your Fantasy roster. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: The Rams drafted CB Jerome Murphy in the third round of the NFL Draft at No. 65 overall. Murphy, from South Florida, could compete for a starting job right away.
Analysis: Murphy was known as a physical corner in college and could be part of the defensive backfield rotation right away. Still, as a cover guy, he has minimal Fantasy value based on his expected lack of tackles. Ignore him in all IDP leagues on Draft Day.