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28 Latavius Murray RB
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 1/18/1990 | Birthplace: Nedrow, NY, USA | Team: Oakland | College: Central Florida | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 165.00
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Four Raiders make small contributions


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Raiders running back Latavius Murray, wide receiver Andre Holmes, tight end Brian Leonhardt and running back Jamize Olawale contributed little statistically Week 3 at New England. Murray ran three times for 1 yard, and Holmes, Leonhardt and Olawale each caught a pass for 29, 7 and 4 yards, respectively.

Maurice Jones-Drew not expected to play for Oakland


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to miss a second straight game following a procedure on his hand, NFL Network reported Sunday morning. The Raiders play at the Patriots. Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will once again pick up the slack in his absence. 

Raiders get minor contributions from role players in Week 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Raiders received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 2 loss to the Texans. Running back Latavius Murray took a backseat to Darren McFadden and was limited to only one handoff for a gain of 6 yards. Fullback Marcel Reece caught one pass for a gain of 11 yards, while receiver Brice Butler was held to one reception for minus-2 yards.

Raiders to use 'hot hand' approach at running back in Week 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) The Raiders will go with a "hot hand" approach at the running back position Sunday with Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined by a broken hand, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

"It depends on how the game plays out," head coach Dennis Allen said. "If we have somebody with a hot hand, we are going to go with him. But all of our backs will play."

Darren McFadden is expected to get the start, but Latavius Murray should also have the opportunity to record a fair number of touches if he impresses early. Oakland is going against a Houston team that was gashed for 131 yards on 23 carries (5.7 yards per carry) in Week 1.


Latavius Murray feels 'lights years better' than last season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Raiders second-year running back Latavius Murray underwent two surgeries on his ankle as a rookie, and only felt normal again in May, reports CSNBayArea.com. Murray feels "light years better" than last season and is poised to make an impact, the report said.

"It was a long road back," Murray said. "I'm so happy to be playing like myself again."

The 6-3, 225-pounder runs a 4.38 forty. He'll receive significant snaps if Maurice Jones-Drew or Darren McFadden get hurt.

"Now that he's back to being healthy, I think we're seeing a little bit more the type of back that we felt we were going to get when we drafted him," coach Dennis Allen said. "I think, to this point in camp and really through the first preseason game, he's done well."


Maurice Jones-Drew listed as Raiders' starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Raiders' first depth chart lists Maurice Jones-Drew as the starting running back and Darren McFadden as the backup. Latavius Murray is on the third team.

Latavius Murray showing 'biggest upside right now'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/20/2014) Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson likes what he sees from second-year running back Latavius Murray, who is fighting for the No. 3 job behind Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden, reports Comcast Sports Net.

"We're looking for big things from Latavius Murray right now, coming off the foot injury," Olson said. "He's shown, to me, the biggest upside right now in what we've seen thus far, if he can stay healthy."


Latavius Murray last in Dennis Allen's mental depth chart?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/15/2014) When asked about the depth his team has at running back, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen listed the five most prominent rushers on his team, but there could be more to it than meets the eye. 

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, who listened to Allen's interview on SiriusXM, the coach ran off his team's "great RB depth" by listing them in the following order: Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew, Marcel Reece, Korey Sheets and Latavius Murray

Murray, a second-year rusher with some skills and potential, is seemingly still in Allen's dog house after struggling last season. He's expected to do nothing but serve as depth if he makes the team's final roster this summer. He's not worth drafting. 


Allen excited for Latavius Murray


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that he's not sure what second-year running back Latavius Murray is capable of, but he's looking forward to finding out.

Murray missed his entire rookie year with an ankle injury, but he's expected to compete for a role as the No. 2 running back behind Darren McFadden this season.

"Latavius is a guy that I think has a lot of potential," Allen said. "When you look at him from an athletic standpoint, he’s a little over 6-2, he’s about 230 pounds and ran a 4-3 40-yard dash. He had the injury last year, and he was never really (healthy). When I saw the tape from him in college, I was very impressed with him as a runner. He's a big, physical back that has excellent footwork and lateral movement. And he has good vision.

"The problem is I never really saw Latavius Murray from the time that he walked on campus. Because really even then in the rookie minicamp he wasn't 100 percent healthy. From all indications, he’s healthy now, and so I’m excited to see what he can do."


Big offseason coming for Latavius Murray


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) With Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both expected to hit the free agent marketplace, this offseason should be huge for Raiders running back Latavius Murray. On injured reserve for his rookie season with an ankle injury, Murray might be in a position to land a big chunk of the Oakland run game workload. Coach Dennis Allen will be watching and evaluating. 

"I think Latavius is one of those guys that we're anxious to see be healthy and get out there and play," Allen said according to ESPN. "He's a big back that's got excellent speed and excellent size. He runs tough ... we'll find out a lot more about Latavius Murray as we go through the offseason program and into training camp."

Murray is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, a physical pounder who had 19 total touchdowns and over 1,300 total yards in 11 games as a senior at Central Florida in 2012. 


Latavius Murray has sleeper appeal


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/19/2014) Raiders running back Latavius Murray missed his rookie season in 2013 with an ankle injury, but he still has the chance to make an impact this year, reports the Contra Costa Times.

The report considers Murray a sleeper for 2014. Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings are free agents this offseason, and Murray has the chance to compete for the starting job at running back.


Raiders place two on injured reserve


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) The Raiders put rookie running back Latavius Murray (ankle) and cornerback Joselio Hanson (groin) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Murray underwent ankle surgery recently. Hanson played in all three preseason games and made an interception last Friday against the Bears.


Latavius Murray has ankle scoped


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray had arthroscopic ankle surgery Tuesday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The timetable for his return is unclear.

Latavius Murray not in uniform for second preseason game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2013) Raiders running back Latavius Murray sat out Friday's preseason game against the Saints, though it is not yet clear whether he is dealing with an injury. Murray missed two weeks of practice early in training camp with an undisclosed injury, and it appears as if he has fallen well behind in his battle for the No. 2 running back spot. 

Latavius Murray falling behind in battle


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray appeared to be behind Rashad Jennings in the battle for the backup running back spot in Friday's preseason opener against the Cowboys. 

Murray did not work with the first-team offense, as he entered the game in the second half. He finished second on the team with eight carries, and third with 29 rushing yards. Jennings rushed nine times for 39 yards. 

Murray was thought to possibly be in the lead for the backup role at the start of training camp, but his workload indicates he has fallen behind. 


Latavius Murray returns to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray was back at practice Wednesday after missing nearly two weeks with an undisclosed injury, reports the Oakland Tribune.


Latavius Murray still sidelined for Raiders


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/5/2013) Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray is missed the past week of work with an undisclosed injury according to Comcast Sportsnet. Fellow backup Rashad Jennings has taken the second-team reps in his place. Darren McFadden remains the Raiders' starter. 

Murray's current injury isn't known but in June minicamps he hurt his foot. 


Raiders have battle for No. 2 running back spot


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/2013) The Raiders will go into training camp with a potential position battle at No. 2 running back behind Darren McFadden, which is an important role given McFadden's injury history.

The main participants will be rookie Latavius Murray and Rashad Jennings, but fullback Marcel Reece is also in the mix.

According to Comcast Sports Net, Murray might have the lead going into training camp because at 223 pounds, Murray fits the Raiders scheme the best. Murray missed part of the offseason program with a foot injury, so he must make the most of training camp and his preseason carries to earn the No. 2 spot.

Jennings came to Oakland via free agency from Jacksonville, where he averaged 2.8 yards per carry and struggled filling in for Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) last season.

Reece filled in for McFadden last year, but the Raiders seem intent on keeping him at fullback. Still, if McFadden gets hurt this season, Reece could still play a prominent role.


Murray dealing with sore foot


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/12/2013) The Contra Costa Times reports that Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray remains sidelined during minicamp with a sore foot. Murray, a sixth-round pick from Central Florida, is competing with Rashad Jennings to be the No. 2 running back in Oakland behind Darren McFadden.