Murphy Holloway’s NFL opportunity with the Baltimore Ravens did not last long.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the former Ole Miss basketball player has been released along with four other players, among them former Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Nathan Stanley, who played at Ole Miss before transferring to Hammond, La.
This brief story was posted to the Sun’s website a short while ago.
This was what Ravens coach John Harbaugh had to say about Holloway in a Baltimore Sun story posted Monday evening: “It’s a tough adjustment,” the head coach said after practice. “The thing about Murphy is he’s got some skills. He can catch, he can run. He’s got nice ball skills. He showed that. He has no problem snatching the ball. The rest of it — just everything from his stance to understanding the plays and all that, the way you move in football — is a little different than in basketball.”
Those comments are similar to the concerns Holloway had heading into the Ravens’ workouts after he signed as a free agent. He talked about the need to learn technique and other little things, the details that going into making great players.
In discussions with local writers on campus Holloway expressed a reluctance to pursuing football through the CFL. He was also luke warm to the idea of playing professional basketball overseas, though he did not rule that out.