Former Utah tight end Jake Murphy has a new team to call home: Miami.
His agent, Derrick Fox, confirmed that Murphy signed to the Dolphins practice squad Tuesday. The NFL rookie was most recently with the Oakland Raiders, who waived him in late August as a part of final cutdowns before the start of the regular season.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Murphy joins a Dolphins squad with three tight ends — Charles Clay, Harold Hoskins and Dion Sims — on its active roster, as well as Jacob Maxwell on its practice squad. Miami also released cornerback Rod Sweeting and defensive end Gerald Rivers from its practice squad to make room for the American Fork High product.
Murphy, the son of former Major League Baseball seven-time All-Star Dale Murphy, signed with the Raiders after going undrafted in May. He caught two passes for eight yards for Oakland during the preseason, including a 3-yard touchdown.
His brother, Shawn Murphy, also played with the Dolphins in 2008 and 2009. Miami drafted Shawn Murphy, an offensive lineman out of Utah State, in the fourth round in the 2008 NFL draft.
Other locals released: The news wasn't as good Tuesday for former BYU defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo and ex-Utah State tight end D.J. Tialavea. Fangupo was released from the Redskins' practice squad, while Tialavea was released from the Bills' practice squad.
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