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    Just to say I'm really pleased to see Yo getting a chance to return kicks, Trung may be the No1 pick but Yo is the guy who wants to return kicks.

    It's just a pity he's not had more chances at WR but it's a reflection of how lucky the WR's have been at avoiding injuries so far this year. It must be all that diving before they are tackled that the aints fans moan about.:p :p

    Gooooooo Yo:shield:
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    GO CLAYMORES : DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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    I am a big fan of Yo Murphy, as he did excellent in the preseason. The possible departure of Az doesn't make me so nervous when I realize we have Yo. He would be a great third or fourth receiver. Just another diamond in the rough that the sharp-eyed Rams organization discovered. He didn't look too great returning kicks, but he was very solid and he will get better the more he practices at it. I'm glad he's getting more chances to play.

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      He was a great player at the Claymore's and I know that means diddly squat but he does have an NFL level of talent. He does also have a GREAT attitude to the game and the fans. I reckon one of the great changes in the Rams over the last 3-4 seasons has been the character of the players they sign.
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      GO CLAYMORES : DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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      • DODRAM
        Rams re sign Murphy
        by DODRAM
        In other developments, the Rams have signed two exclusive rights free agents to one-year deals: Safety Willie Gary ($300,000) and wide receiver/kickoff returner Yo Murphy ($375,000). Exclusive rights free agents have fewer than three years experience.

        Good to see the ex Claymore and the Claymore to be, getting new contracts. Yo certainly did enough at the end of last season to justify his place on the team
        :lid:
        -02-22-2002, 11:28 AM
      • THOLTFAN81
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        by THOLTFAN81
        Question to those who watch college football, what is his deal?

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