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Topic - Louis Murphy
Against the backdrop of an unthinkable tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs gave themselves a reason to be proud Sunday — and perhaps the impetus to let the healing begin.
Chris Johnson finally hit the gas. And Matt Hasselbeck delivered in the clutch for a second straight week.
The Columbus Blue Jackets finally met captain Rick Nash's midseason request and dealt him Monday with a third-round pick and a minor-league defenseman to the New York Rangers for centers Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick next year.
Oakland Raiders receiver Chaz Schilens got hurt in the preseason again, injuring his knee in the exhibition opener.
The Oakland Raiders have spent years acquiring speedy players they hoped could deliver touchdowns from almost any spot on the field.
When the Oakland Raiders drafted Jacoby Ford in the fourth round, it looked like another typical Al Davis selection of the fastest player from the NFL combine.
Lost in all the struggles by quarterback JaMarcus Russell and the passing game a year ago for the Oakland Raiders was the fact that the running game regressed as well.
Additionally, wide receiver Louis Murphy told reporters earlier this week that he's been slowed by a sore groin and hamstring.
"We've made leaps and bounds with this offense," Murphy said. "We put up some big numbers, 500-plus yard games. We just weren't able to come out with enough wins, which is the most important part. I think we can get much better with the guys we have on this team."