Vikings place Latavius Murray on PUP, Sharrif Floyd on NFI

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The Vikings have made some of the initial roster designations that every team makes, every year as camp opens. In Minnesota, the most significant name is the one that hasn’t appeared yet.

The team has announced that running back Latavius Murray and linebacker Shaan Washington have been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Also, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (pictured) has landed on the non-football injury list.

To date, the team has not placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the PUP list. Coach Mike Zimmer has said, however, that the designation is expected. Apparently, Bridgewater has yet to arrive for camp; he can’t be assessed and/or designated for PUP until he does. Look for that to happen later in the week.

Murray missed all of the offseason program after undergoing ankle surgery after he signed with the Vikings. Floyd has had a chronic knee injury, which limited him to one game in 2016.

10 responses to “Vikings place Latavius Murray on PUP, Sharrif Floyd on NFI

  1. Uh boy, a Viking story, and the first two posts are from Packer fans…..

    I realize Murray had the ankle injury, but I can’t help think that this might open the door for one the young RBs on the roster if Murray doesn’t get off that list sooner rather than later. Floyd, though expected, is the biggest question mark at this point. I hope he can resume his career, but the longer this goes on, the less likely it seems.

  2. Murray better get that ankle right or he’ll be in danger of contributing very little this year. He’s probably their best short-yardage option. Of course, after all the failed third- and fourth-and ones we saw last year, it would be nice to see more passing in short yardage situations.

  3. As a Vikes Fan I’m incredibly disappointed how they have handled Sharrif Floyd and his injury. Zimmer and Spielman should be embarrassed by their conduct. Here is to hoping he finds health after a botched surgery to fix his knee.

  4. This news is quite the shocker. One of the big off season moves the signing of Murray and he goes to the PUP list. This puts more pressure on Cook to come through. Lucky for the Vikings he is a stud.

  5. Bummer about Sharif. Not sure why Zimmer/Spielman should be embarrassed about Sharrif — for two years they’ve honored a contract paying him $6M a year with virtually no on-field presence. The one that should be embarrassed is world renowned surgeon Dr. Andrews, who nicked the nerve during the meniscus clean-up.

  6. Had to laugh aloud when I heard about Sharif on the radio – because the newsreader misspoke and said he had only played in 20 games in 30 years.

    Yes, 30 years.

  7. Floyd is DONE in the NFL, just cut him, let him sue the Dr for ruining his career. BUT Floyd has ALWAYS had this or that wrong with him..Zimmer said that about him. He is a cry Baby and should be playing for the Packers. Another 1st round BUST by Spielman!
    When are the Wilf Bros wake up and can this JOKER!

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