March 16, 2017

Latavius Murray Signs With Minnesota Vikings

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Latavius Murray is headed north.

The Vikings announced late Wednesday night that former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has signed with the team.

 

Murray is coming off 788 rushing yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns on 195 carries last season for the Raiders. The Vikings will replace longtime starter and future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson with Murray after releasing him in February. The Vikings ranked last in the league in rushing yards per game in 2016, averaging just 75.3. Murray totaled 4.0 yards per carry last year and has rushed for 2,278 yards in his career.

“It was an experience, obviously it being my first time, I didn’t really know what to expect,” Murray said to the Vikings’ team site of his free agency experience. “But just glad to get the chance to play the game again with a great team with great history here in Minnesota.”

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