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Latavius Murray Inks Deal With Minnesota Vikings


Running Back Latavius Murray

Late Wednesday night, the "Tay Train" pulled into the station, granted it was a brand new station, at least for him anyway.

After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders, Latavius Murray is now headed the North Star State, and will join the Minnesota Vikings after reaching a deal with the club.

Originally selected by the Silver and Black in the sixth round (No. 184 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Murray missed his entire rookie season dealing with a foot injury, eventually taking over the bulk of the rushing duties from Darren McFadden for the final quarter of the 2014 season.

From there, Murray became entrenched as the team's primary running back, starting 30 games over the next two years, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark in in 2015, as well as earning Pro Bowl honors at the end of that season.

In his four seasons as a Raider, Murray appeared in 45 games, carrying the ball 543 times for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Following the announcement of his signing with the Vikings, Murray took to twitter to thank Raider Nation for supporting him during his time in Silver and Black.

With Murray's departure to Minnesota, Taiwan Jones, Jalen Richard, and DeAndre Washington are the remaining running backs on the Raiders roster.

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