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Latavius Murray | Running Back | #25

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: UCF
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (181) / OAK
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Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 28 yards in the Vikings' Week 6 win over the Packers.
He caught his lone target for nine yards. Murray looked better in this one, but he still is the far inferior talent to Jerick McKinnon. In two games minus Dalvin Cook, Murray has rushed 27 times for 59 yards (2.19 YPC) while McKinnon has scored three touchdowns. McKinnon is very clearly the one to own here, while Murray is just an RB3 play in hopes he'll score a short touchdown. Murray got a first-and-goal carry but was stuffed and McKinnon scored two plays later. Oct 15 - 5:07 PM

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Jerick McKinnon (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 5.

It's big news, as it means there will officially be a committee in Dalvin Cook's absence. Latavius Murray will grind between the tackles on early downs, and McKinnon will catch passes/try to change the pace. Ineffective for the Raiders last season, Murray has also had an extremely slow recovery from ankle surgery. It's possible McKinnon eventually pushes him in short-yardage situations. McKinnon comes with more long-term upside, though Murray's short-term floor is higher.
Oct 5 - 4:36 PM

Dalvin Cook is officially listed as the Vikings' starting running back.

Latavius Murray barely practiced this summer, leaving an opening for second-rounder Cook. He burst through it, turning 23 preseason touches into 105 yards. Cook continually impressed in practice. He opens the year as an RB2 with RB1 upside.
Sep 5 - 2:06 PM

Latavius Murray admitted rookie Dalvin Cook is ahead of him in the Vikings’ running back competition.

"Dalvin's already been through OTAs, he's been through the offseason. So, he has that up on me," Murray said. Murray missed the entire spring recovering from surgery and is unlikely to be ready for the start of training camp. The missed time makes Cook the favorite to start Week 1. The Minneapolis Star Tribune expects Murray to open the season as the Vikings’ short-yardage back.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 1 - 2:30 PM

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