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Latavius Murray | Running Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: UCF
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Raiders OC Greg Olsen stated Wednesday that he sees second-year RB Latavius Murray as possessing "the biggest upside" in Oakland's running back corps.
"We’re looking for big things from Latavius Murray right now, coming off the foot injury," said Olsen, a power run-game proponent. "He’s shown, to me, the biggest upside right now in what we’ve seen thus far, if he can stay healthy." Murray stands 6-foot-3, 223 with sub-4.4 jets and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. Behind short-term stopgaps Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden, 24-year-old Murray should receive every opportunity to succeed if he shows well in practice. Jun 19 - 7:42 PM

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Raiders coach Dennis Allen mentioned Latavius Murray after Kory Sheets and FB Marcel Reece when discussing what he believes is "great running back depth" in a Wednesday night Sirius XM interview.

The Raiders weren't thrilled with size-speed freak Murray during his rookie training camp, and their offseason moves suggest they aren't counting on him for a big 2014 role. They re-signed Darren McFadden, added Maurice Jones-Drew, and signed Sheets out of the CFL. Murray was a 2013 sixth-round pick.
May 15 - 10:36 AM

Latavius Murray is expected to compete for the Raiders' backup running back job this offseason.

The Raiders surprised everyone by re-signing Darren McFadden and letting Rashad Jennings go. Of course, that could very well end up as a blessing for Murray. McFadden has missed 29 games over the last six seasons and averaged just 3.29 YPC since Hue Jackson left following the 2011 campaign. The talented Murray won't have a problem beating out Jeremy Stewart and Kory Sheets.
Mar 20 - 10:35 AM

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he's "anxious" to get a look at a healthy Latavius Murray this offseason.

Murray was never healthy in his rookie training camp, battling an ankle issue before landing on injured reserve Aug. 27. On paper, he has a big opportunity with Rashad Jennings and Darren McFadden both free agents. Allen is concerned about Murray's "very limited experience and limited exposure," but that could all go away in a hurry once he sees a 6-foot-3, 223-pounder turning the corner with 4.38 wheels. Murray is a name to monitor closely this offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 3 - 8:28 AM

The Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran believes 2013 sixth-round pick Latavius Murray "looks the part and has all the skills" to be the Raiders' starting tailback in 2014.

Dynasty leaguers should be looking to stockpile potential this time of year, and Murray has it with a largely unimpeded path to Oakland's 2014 starting job. Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings are both impending free agents. Murray goes 6-foot-3, 223 pounds and ran a 4.38 forty before April's draft. He wound up spending his entire rookie year as a "redshirt" on injured reserve.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 09:19:00 PM

Raiders placed RB Latavius Murray an injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

The No. 181 pick of April's draft barely practiced after June minicamp. Coach Dennis Allen also called out his attitude in camp. Murray underwent an ankle scope last week. Murray clearly could have played at some point this season, but didn't show the team enough to be kept around. An imposing 6-foot-3, 223 pounds with 4.38 wheels, Murray will be back to compete for a roster spot next summer. Veteran Rashad Jennings is Darren McFadden's handcuff.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Raiders rookie RB Latavius Murray had his ankle scoped on Tuesday.

Murray's ankle has held him out for the majority of camp, and he's been dealing with a "sore foot" as far back as minicamp. He's doubtful for Week 1. The news cements underwhelming veteran Rashad Jennings as Darren McFadden's primary backup. It's just bad luck, but the Raiders have had a remarkably difficult time keeping GM Reggie McKenzie's draft class healthy. Murray has no fantasy appeal outside of Dynasty leagues.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 03:49:00 PM

Raiders coach Dennis Allen recently called out rookie RB Latavius Murray for his need to become "accountable."

Murray had a solid preseason opener with 29 yards on eight carries and two nice runs negated by penalty, but he's been out of practice more than in during his first training camp. "Being available and being accountable are two things that we have to make sure we’re able to be," said Allen. Allen called Murray into his office for a one-on-one meeting. Murray remains behind Rashad Jennings.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Raiders rookie RB Latavius Murray rushed eight times for 29 yards in Friday night's preseason opener against Dallas.

Murray showed he's healthy after missing a large chunk of camp with an undisclosed injury, but Rashad Jennings (9-39) outplayed him and remains ahead in the No. 2 tailback battle behind Darren McFadden. Murray is an appealing Dynasty hold. He just isn't worth selecting in re-draft leagues.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Raiders rookie RB Latavius Murray (undisclosed) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Murray missed nearly two weeks of practice with an undisclosed ailment. It's worth noting he missed June's minicamp with a foot injury. Murray is in the running to be Darren McFadden's handcuff — an important fantasy position — but his injury has given veteran Rashad Jennings a leg up on No. 2 duties.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Raiders rookie RB Latavius Murray has missed more than a week of training camp with an undisclosed injury.

Murray missed June minicamp with a foot injury, and CSN Bay Area believes his chances of winning Oakland's backup job to Darren McFadden have been "hindered." Look for Rashad Jennings to be McFadden's top caddy in Week 1.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 07:24:00 PM

Raiders running back Latavius Murray has been sidelined throughout minicamp with an undisclosed foot issue.

After impressing coaches at OTAs, Murray will sit out this entire minicamp with what's being called a "sore foot." Coach Dennis Allen wouldn't elaborate on the injury, but indicated the team expects the rookie to be fine by the start of training camp. The Raiders are likely holding him out as a precautionary measure.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Raiders signed sixth-round RB Latavius Murray to a four-year contract.

Murray (6-foot-2 5/8, 223) has garnered comparisons to Darren McFadden and DeMarco Murray in terms of running style. He has terrific straight-line speed, as evidenced by his 4.38 forty. Coach Dennis Allen recently singled Murray out as an OTA standout, and he has a real chance to be the No. 2 back.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 08:26:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen singled out sixth-round RB Latavius Murray as a player that has stood out at OTAs.

Murray is battling Rashad Jennings to be Darren McFadden's backup. "Probably the thing that's been most impressive is that he's picked up everything offensively from a schematic standpoint, assignment wise," Allen said. "He's done a great job. He's done a nice job in pass protection. That's one of the things you see with young backs that they struggle with at times." It's a situation for handcuffers to watch as McFadden has never played more than 13 games in a season.
Wed, May 29, 2013 09:54:00 AM

According to CSN Bay Area's Paul Gutierrez, sixth-round pick Latavius Murray's running style "mirrors" Darren McFadden's.

NFL Films' Greg Cosell has separately compared Murray's playing style to DeMarco Murray's. The inference is the sixth-rounder with 4.38 wheels has terrific straight-line speed, but will struggle to make NFL defenders miss. Murray does pack power at 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, and that's what the Raiders want in new OC Greg Olson's gap-blocking scheme. Murray should make the final 53.
Sun, May 12, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
4Trent Edwards
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Kory Sheets
4Latavius Murray
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
4Gregory Jenkins
5Mike Davis
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
3Greg Little
4Juron Criner
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1David Ausberry
2Mychal Rivera
3Nick Kasa
4Brian Leonhardt
5Jake Murphy
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Michael Palardy