New Orleans Saints Sign a Familiar Running Back

The New Orleans improved their backfield depth today with a player they know very well. ESPN's Field Yates announced Tuesday afternoon the team was signing running back Latavius Murray to their practice squad:  Murray rushed for 1293 yards on an impressive 4.4 yards per attempt for the Saints from 2019 to 2020. The 32-year-old played for the Baltimore Ravens last year and showed he still had plenty to offer,  rumbling for 501 yards and six touchdowns at 4.2 yards per attempt. Should the coming week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exacerbate starter Alvin Kamara's rib issue, Murray will likely quickly be called up to the 53-man roster.
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A powerful, bruising back listed at 6-3 and 230 pounds, Murray has forged a long career since coming into the league as a sixth-round pick of the then Oakland Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft. After missing the 2013 season, Murray bludgeoned his way across the league over the past eight years, compiling 5492 yards on 1310 rushing attempts. His best year came in 2015; he set a career-high with 1066 yards rushing and made his first and only Pro Bowl. He'll slot in behind at least Kamara, Mark Ingram, and even Taysom Hill as a priority for carries

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