Murphy comes up against the same issue we see happening with Spriggs: the guys ahead of him are too good, and there have been no injuries to give him an opportunity.
Coming into the year he probably had a better path to possibly seeing snaps. Taylor had only a couple regular season games under his belt as a starter prior to getting elevated to Sitton’s former slot at left guard; if he flopped in the early going, Green Bay may have decided to turn to Murphy as his possible replacement.
Taylor has done better than even the team probably thought he would however, relegating any chance of Murphy getting a shot in his spot to nil. Also, even had Taylor struggled the team may have felt best going with Don Barclay in that spot first.
Barring another string of injuries to the unit, don’t expect to see any of Murphy. In fact, he might be a guy to watch in terms of getting cut in the near future.
Corey Linsley can potentially return from the Physically Unable To Perform list after Week 6, and as long as he’s healthy the former starter at center has a spot on this roster (likely as the backup to J.C. Tretter , who is currently PFF’s #2 graded center). He’ll bring the total number of offensive linemen on the roster to 9. On its own that is untenable, but for a team with multiple players able to capably line up at multiple spots — as well as injuries hitting hard elsewhere on the roster — there’s no way the Packers stay at that high number. Of anyone they could cut from the group, Murphy is the least experienced and brings the least positional fluidity.
If he does get cut he’s going to the practice squad, but even if he doesn’t we shouldn’t be seeing much of him.