Ravens, Latavius Murray agree to one-year deal

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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.

Now Murray joins a Baltimore team that has recently added Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman to its practice squad. The Ravens also have Ty’Son Williams and Trenton Cannon on their active roster.

Baltimore opens the season on Monday night against Las Vegas.

24 responses to “Ravens, Latavius Murray agree to one-year deal

  1. Talk about when a door shuts a window opens. He is in a better situation now then before he got cut.

  2. Murray is the best addition the Ravens have made and his style is similar to Edwards. If he and the others give some production the Ravens will still be dangerous. But that is a lot of injuries to overcome!

  3. Not moves that will result in a Super Bowl this season for the Ravens.

    I live the QB as much as anyone but I’m not real optimistic for that squad, in that division.

  4. Murray is a good fit for the Ravens. He hits the hole hard, every time he handles the rock. Good signing.

  5. I drafted Gus Edwards as my RB3 (bye week fill in) but I’m avoiding this situation. It looks like a full on RB committee with bouts of “hot hand ”. Lamar is going to be poaching TDs all year.

    I dropped Gus Edwards for Tony Jones… got to chase the upside, and my bye weeks start week 7.

    The much bigger impact on the Ravens aspirations is losing cornerback Marcus Peters. If the D isn’t still top10 this team is going no where.

  6. when you have 5 running backs…that means you have 0 running backs…
    you can’t add them together. only one can play at a time–and except for the kid with zero experience, they’re all either cast-offs, or malcontents…or both…

  7. Great pickup for the Birds. Always loved him with my Raiders, shouldn’t have parted with him so quickly.

  8. Snarky clowns who would be clueless if they were responsible for actually having to make a decision but think they are funny aside, all a team can do is take the best steps available to it at the time.

    We will see if any of these moves help. Not sure who would be better at this time.

  9. “Talk about when a door shuts a window opens. He is in a better situation now then before he got cut.”

    OK, Why don’t you go take a better job for less pay ?

  10. Latavius Murray was better in his 2 years for the Saints than Mark Ingram ever was. Especially as a power runner. When you need the hard 3 or 4 yards, he always slams into the hole and falls forward, I wish the Saints had kept him.

  11. Ravens have signed 2 RB’s to the practice squad and Murray will be on the 53. Good moves given an unfortunate situation. It’ll be interesting how many actual running plays they call for Jackson. The majority of his big running plays last year were on passing plays where the protection broke down. Great to have a QB that can make positive yards when the pocket collapses.

  12. Hope Murray does well for Baltimore. He was a good addition to the Saints; that said, the Saints have a history of going away from RBs “a year too soon rather than a year too late” (see Mark Ingram, Reggie Bush as other examples of good Saints RBs who had some tread left on the tire when they moved on).

  13. We are throwing the used kitchen sink section from Craigslist at the RB spot – never seen a run of injuries like this all at once at one position. Not even mentioning the ILB and All Pro CB already lost to ACL’s.

  14. Just need to hope that how bad he looked in training camp and in the preseason for the Saints wasn’t a sign of his being in decline.

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