What was expected to happen in Baltimore has now been realized.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Ravens have reached an agreement with running back Latavius Murray on a one-year deal. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reports the deal is worth up to $2 million.
After restructuring a pair of contracts on Thursday, the Ravens had $3.35 million in cap space.
Jeff Zrebiec of TheAthletic.com reported on Thursday night that the Ravens were bringing in Murray with the expectation a deal would get done.
The Ravens running back situation had already become dire with J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill suffering long-term injuries. Then Gus Edwards was one of two players to tear his ACL at Thursday’s Ravens practice — the other being cornerback Marcus Peters.
Murray was released by the Saints earlier this week after refusing to take a pay cut. He was slated to make $2.95 million in base salary, but had fallen to No. 3 on the depth chart behind Alvin Kamara and Tony Jones Jr.
Baltimore opens the season on Monday night against Las Vegas.