Latavius Murray trades 2018 cash for 2019 freedom

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Running back Latavius Murray will be paid less this year. Next year, he could be paid more.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Murray agreed to reduce his $5.15 million base salary this year. The specific amount of his new base salary is not yet known.

In return, his base salary is now fully guaranteed. More importantly, the final year of his three-year deal has been wiped out, allowing him to become a free agent in 2019.

Murray joined the Vikings as a free agent in 2017, signing a three-year deal after spending four with the Raiders.

28 responses to “Latavius Murray trades 2018 cash for 2019 freedom

  1. Viking players know something special is happening in Minnesota. Going all in, this will be fun to watch. To bad pack can’t hold onto huge fan favorite, Jordy Nelson. But your Diva needs to be paid.

  2. I like Murray, he is a beast. Cook is obviously #1, so they can find another backup next year in free agency, or even this year in the draft.

  3. Not a surprise. It will help keeping their key players that much easier and pay a little more of Cousins contract. Also, we pretty much know they will be drafting a RB this draft.Murray is just a bridge.

  4. It’s also too bad your wonderful quarterback situation never panned out, unless paying dearly twice in as many years for a new QB out of need instead of quality is your thing.

  5. There is an unhealthy over abundance of one year terms in Minnesota. One-and-done means a lot more this year than simply adding to their all-time NFL record for postseason appearances.

  6. Murray did a good job last year but backup running backs just aren’t worth what his contract was calling for. I don’t think the Vikings would have been likely to keep him after next season anyway, and good running backs have become pretty easy to find in the draft. I’m sure Murray is happy to stay at a lesser number on a team that is trying to win it all.

  7. Stella

    You sound scared.

    Very scared.

    It must be nerve wracking trying to justify all the strange moves by your favorite team’s leaders.

    All those great expectations shattered before the draft is a tough thing to handle for a “stockholder”.

  8. After his ankle healed he played well. Too bad Shurmur overused McKinnon in the postseason, he had his foot out the door & gave up in the title game. Didn’t have a chance to use Murray who can actually block rushers

  9. stellarperformance says:
    March 16, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    There is an unhealthy over abundance of one year terms in Minnesota. One-and-done means a lot more this year than simply adding to their all-time NFL record for postseason appearances.
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    Did the Packers really give Graham $30 million Stella? I just saw that on the wire! Bwahahaha!!!

  10. I’m not sure he isn’t the best RB I have seen since a 25 yr old Peterson. No guarantees with Cook next year, Latavious and CJ Hamm will be a decent 1-2 punch IF Cook cant go.. Nice job tricky Rick

  11. It’s hilarious that it only took him one season to realize what a black hole that organization is and he’s willing to give up a good portion of his contract to escape it.
    Most players aren’t so lucky.
    skoLOL!

  12. wafflestomp says:
    March 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    It’s hilarious that it only took him one season to realize what a black hole that organization is and he’s willing to give up a good portion of his contract to escape it.
    Most players aren’t so lucky.

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    So your saying Jordie was lucky to escape this year from the dumpster fire in Green Bay.

    Murray could have left this year, but was willing to take less to stay.

    We don’t know how much less yet, but dollars to donuts it wasn’t league minimum.

  13. wafflestomp says:
    March 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    It’s hilarious that it only took him one season to realize what a black hole that organization is and he’s willing to give up a good portion of his contract to escape it.
    Most players aren’t so lucky.
    skoLOL!
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    What’s hilarious is when Jordie gave the finger to the Pack after they slapped him in the face. Now he’s getting $15 million from the Raiders. What’s even more hilarious is the Packers garbage roster has them in cap trouble and they still have to pay a 34 year old broken Quarterback the biggest contract ever just to get to 8 wins, maybe. L…O…..L……

  14. Smart move on Murray’s part, he has a chance to win and the moves that the Vikings have made via free agency solidifies the commitment the owners have made to try and get a championship in Minnesota. Murray will be a nice change of pace for 33 in the middle of the 3rd quarter. Then you bring 33 in to finish them off in the fourth.Murray is a good solid runner, tough to bring down and the veteran leadership he can bring to the locker I’m sure was also in play when the Vikings asked him to renegotiate. They can draft a RB and groom. Murray had a productive season and came up with big runs when needed.

    Packer fans keep living in the past and their 13th world championships, the majority of over half were not even alive for. You’re team is only as good as it was last season, you can say Rodgers injury, yadda yadda yadda. If one person is your team, you really don’t have a team now do ya?

    Seems every move the purple makes is scrutinized, chastised and criticized because they are like the girl at the high school dance who doesn’t get asked to dance. Buck up Cheeseheads, you’ve had your chance to shine and blew your best years by not putting a good supporting cast around 12. The North is the Vikes now and you have to come take from them. Yes, bring a healthy 12 – you wanna be the man you have to beat the man. The Vikes will be waiting for you on top of their throne just daring you to try and take it.

  15. So Wright and Murray basically paid for Richardson add? That means there is still plenty of cap room to extend Hunter, Barr, Kendricks and Diggs.

  16. mrdarkness13 says:
    March 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Seems every move the purple makes is scrutinized, chastised and criticized because they are like the girl at the high school dance who doesn’t get asked to dance.
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    The Vikings are like an ugly girl at a high school dance. And this, from the keyboard of a Purple. Must be true.

  17. minneanderthals says:

    Every time I see the Vikings headlines I just think about 38-7.

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    And every time I read a comment from one of you cheeseheads, I think about the 16-0 drubbing the Vikings gave your .438 packers… while at the Lambeau dungheap… and while fielding a career journeyman 3rd stringer against your heir apparent to “A-ROD (in both shoulders)”; and how they BARELY beat the Browns in OT. Good job MM & TT

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