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2019 Free Agent Profile: Latavius Murray


Latavius Murray has found his way around the NFL either as a premiere backup or a solid starting running back. He has spent five years in the NFL and has never really held down a role as either. He's been the starter multiple times in his career but has also been used as a backup quite often.

During the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Latavius Murray was slated to be the backup running back. Due to Dalvin Cook's nagging injury problems, Murray wound up being the starter for the majority of the time. In his two seasons with Minnesota, Murray started 17 of the 32 games he played in, getting 356 carries for 1,420 yards and 14 touchdowns, along with grabbing 37 receptions for 244 yards.

In his first three seasons with Oakland, Murray spent time both as a backup and as a starter. In his second NFL season, he was selected to the Pro-Bowl. He rushed for 1,066 yards and six touchdowns on four yards per carry that year. During his time in Oakland, Murray combined for 543 carries to get 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns.