Report: Latavius Murray visiting Vikings Tuesday

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Eddie Lacy’s deal with the Seahawks is the first domino to fall for the clutch of veteran tailbacks looking for homes for the 2017 season and that agreement appears to have led one of the other backs in that group to change his plans for the week.

Latavius Murray was set to visit with Seattle on Tuesday, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he will be in Minnesota to meet with the Vikings instead.

Lacy met with the Vikings over the weekend while Murray spent time with the Jaguars as he looks to cash in on his work for the Raiders over the last few years. Murray gained 2,278 yards and scored 20 touchdowns on 543 carries over the last three seasons. He also caught 91 passes out of the backfield.

The Vikings parted ways with Adrian Peterson at the start of the league year, although no one in Minnesota slammed the door on a Peterson return under a new deal. If Murray should sign with the Vikings, that door might be closed and, thanks to Lacy, that’s likely the case for Peterson in Seattle as well.

23 responses to “Report: Latavius Murray visiting Vikings Tuesday

  1. He’s not flashy, but he sure seems to have been effective when he has had the chance. I’d be all for bringing him in assuming it doesn’t break the bank.

    Murray + McKinnon would seem to be a good complimentary pairing…assuming the Vikings O-Line can provide more effective blocking than the clown car they rolled out last season.

  2. I’d be okay with this actually. Could be a good combo with McKinnon and would allow the Vikes to avoid using a pick on rb. They should not sign AP for anything but a budget deal. If you get 2012 steam roller AP then great, but anything less than that hurts the team. He needs way too many carries to be effective and ge is garbage at pass protection and running from the shotgun.

  3. I’d be happy with Murray and one of the draftees to shore up the RB corps. Although from the looks of the way things are going, Spielman is going to have to pay a bit more than another team would to secure Murray.

  4. tjack7 – Mixon’s talent but not the whole package. I do not want the Vikings to draft Mixon. There are other backs in the draft to be had.

  5. These guys are lucky I’m not Ziggy Wilf. Rick Spielman’s seat would be on fire right now. And Zimmer would be getting demoted to DC if he doesn’t have this offense rated in the top 16 next year. He’s had time now to get the offense rolling. He spent years not even looking at the offense because he thought Norv was doing a great job… meanwhile the offense was consistently ranked 26th or lower.

  6. Murray doesnt know how to fight through tackles. He doesnt have the heart of a warrior. Plus he’s fumble prone. Disappears for huge stretches of game clock. Not the guy you give the ball to on the 5 YL with the box stacked. Barely worth the vet minimum.

  7. fmc651 – the Vikings are in desperate need of guys that can make plays. This offense is atrocious. For some reason, they just gave up on Patterson. Mixon is a playmaker that can play all 3 downs. He’ll also likely be available in the 2nd and/or 3rd. I’m sure one of these other backs will emerge in the later rounds but Mixon is exactly what the Vikings need.

  8. I agree that Murray would be a good addition to the Vikings. Good running back with power and speed. I see these trolls with the lazy>AP and have to laugh at them. Did lazy ever hit the 2000 mark ? That’s yards not calories !!

  9. Much better fit in the offense(than lacy). Latavius is quick for his bigger build and lacy has trouble running between tackles. Vikings should make sure Latavius Murray doesn’t leave the building.. Without a deal

  10. Murray is the only veteran running back I had any interest in acquiring, but only on a one-year deal. If they sign him, they should still invest a good draft pick on a running back.

    The best part of signing Murray would be that it would effectively end Adrian Peterson’s career as a Viking.

  11. tjacks7 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:11 PM
    fmc651 – the Vikings are in desperate need of guys that can make plays. This offense is atrocious. For some reason, they just gave up on Patterson. Mixon is a playmaker that can play all 3 downs. He’ll also likely be available in the 2nd and/or 3rd. I’m sure one of these other backs will emerge in the later rounds but Mixon is exactly what the Vikings need.

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    No, the Vikings need to maintain some character. Some people care about off-the-field actions just as much as what’s done on it. I hope no one drafts that tool.

  12. No, the Vikings need to maintain some character. Some people care about off-the-field actions just as much as what’s done on it. I hope no one drafts that tool.

    It’s NFL football, not the Girl Scouts. Many players in the league today have done much worse, on multiple occasions.

  13. tjacks7
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    Only one person was caught on tape doing what Mixon did… how well has it gone for Ray Rice after that? Oh, and he didn’t break her eye socket, cheek bone and jaw.

    Mixon has already had additional incidents since that. Mixon hit a female parking attendant in the face with a ticket and then menaced her with his car. He has anger problems towards women and his career will end within 24 months due to it… I would rather have someone with a lower ceiling if it means having someone with higher character.

  14. tjacks7 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 2:02 PM
    No, the Vikings need to maintain some character. Some people care about off-the-field actions just as much as what’s done on it. I hope no one drafts that tool.

    It’s NFL football, not the Girl Scouts. Many players in the league today have done much worse, on multiple occasions.
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    Right! So if other players are beating women and causing multiple fractures, it’s acceptable to have one who does the same, as long as it doesn’t occur as often as some others.

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