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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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Latavius Murray rushed six times for 12 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Murray was the third back through the rotation, and saw some added work after Kory Sheets left with an injury. He also served as the kickoff return man. Through three preseason games, Murray has 15 carries for 53 yards and five catches for 38 yards. The size/speed freak will need multiple injuries ahead of him to get on the radar this year, but he's a prospect for deep Dynasty leaguers to stash. Aug 22 - 11:28 PM

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Latavius Murray had two carries for 13 yards in Oakland's second preseason game Friday night.

He added two catches for five yards. Murray was the No. 3 running back, playing behind Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Murray has been limited to 41 yards on nine carries in the first two preseason games. Murray was used on kick returns Friday and could open the season as a starter on special teams.
Aug 16 - 1:20 AM

Latavius Murray ended up having two surgeries on his foot/ankle last season.

Murray went under the knife after one preseason game last year, landing on I.R. He needed another procedure in December and didn't feel right until May. Now he's having a big camp and needs to be back on Dynasty radars. Murray is 6'3/225 with 4.38 speed and Maurice Jones-Drew/Darren McFadden are far from sure things.
Aug 11 - 11:55 AM

Latavius Murray had seven carries for 28 yards in Friday night's preseason opener against the Vikings.

He added two catches for 13 yards. Murray didn't get in any reps with the first-team offense, but showcased his power-running on a number of plays between the tackles. At 6'3/223, it's possible Murray pushes for short-yardage work this season. Murray is locked in as the No. 3 back behind Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden.
Aug 8 - 10:52 PM

Raiders OC Greg Olson says second-year RB Latavius Murray has had a "real good camp" after battling a foot injury as a rookie.

The foot injury cost Murray his entire rookie year. "He had foot issues and we were like, this looks like a totally different guy than the one we watched on tape in college," said Olson. "It looked as if he was running on bunions or something. He had real noticeable foot issues. And we haven’t had any remnants of that right now. he looks healthy, he looks strong. He’s having a real good camp." Murray is competing for the No. 3 back role with Kory Sheets.
Aug 4 - 11:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Latavius Murray
4Jeremy Stewart
5George Atkinson III
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
4Seth Roberts
WR21Rod Streater
2Greg Little
3Denarius Moore
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
4Scott Simonson
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio