Saints cut Latavius Murray

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Saints running back Latavius Murray declined a pay cut, so he’s getting cut.

The Saints are releasing Murray after they asked him to take a pay cut and he refused, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Murray was due a $2.95 million base salary this season, which is a lot to pay a backup running back.

The 31-year-old Murray looked last year like he still had some tread left on the tires, so he’ll likely have some options. The Ravens, who have had a rash of injuries at running back, are a team that might be interested in his services.

The Saints have also officially signed Desmond Trufant, who takes the roster spot Murray vacates.

11 responses to “Saints cut Latavius Murray

  1. Murray was decent, but not a pile driver, and at age 31, expendable. Plus he did not have a great camp. As far as RBs are concerned, the Saints subscribe to the theory of “better a year too soon than a year too late” (e.g., Mark Ingram, Reggie Bush)

  2. dlw492 says:
    September 7, 2021 at 5:35 pm
    Guy played like a stud with Kamara… Ask your backup QB Hill to take a cut instead…

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    I can tell you have no idea what you’re talking about but I’ll still reply. T.Hill is a multiposition player how can operate all over the offense, you want him to take a pay cut or get cut for a back up running back? RB is one of the most replaceable spots on offense and if you actually watched instead of commented you’d see his role was shored up.

  3. He never appeared to be all in during the preseason, Thanks for the memories sir & good luck to you in the future. We got this!! #whodat!!

  4. Dontcha think Baltimore oughta fill that gaping hole at quarterback first?

    They already have an all world “running back.”

  5. He would seem to fit in Baltimore, maybe LA. His old teams are set at RB, so I don’t expect any homecomings.

  6. obesewantcannoli says:
    September 7, 2021 at 6:04 pm
    Dontcha think Baltimore oughta fill that gaping hole at quarterback first?

    They already have an all world “running back.”

    ——

    I go to read an article about a team in the other conference and there’s more Lamar hate. I don’t know what team cannoli eaters root for but I hope it’s not the Saints pinning their hopes on Jamis Winston.

  7. Hate to see him go despite a less than stellar camp and preseason showing. I always looked at him (and Ingram) as a 2nd back as opposed to backup. He was a solid contributor,could have even been used more as a pass catcher if needed. I sure hope someone can get the short yardage first downs when needed. He was very dependable in those situations. Tony Jones does look good, Ty Montgomery seemed underutilized in the rb position last year. Wonder about fullback, maybe taysom?
    Thanks for all you did,Latavious!

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