Latavius Murray

Buffalo Bills
Running Back #28
Buffalo Bills
Running Back #28

Latavius Murray News

Inks one-year deal with Bills

Buffalo signed Murray to a one-year contract Monday.

Analysis: Murray provides quality veteran depth for the Bills after the team passed on adding a running back in the 2023 NFL Draft. The 33-year-old averaged an impressive 4.4 YPC across 12 games with Denver last season, to the tune of 703 rushing yards and five touchdowns with Javonte Williams (knee) having gone down early in the year. With Buffalo, he profiles as a depth option behind Damien Harris, James Cook and Nyheim Hines.

May 1, 2023 7:04 AM EST

Strong finish to season

Murray rushed 15 times for 103 yards and a touchdown and brought in his only target for 15 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 win over the Chargers on Sunday. He also committed a fumble recovered by Denver.

Analysis: The veteran running back closed out the season with another strong effort, one that saw him post a pair of 100-yard efforts in the last four games. Murray was an afterthought languishing on the Saints' practice squad earlier in the season, but a solid 11-carry, 57-yard, one-touchdown effort in Week 4 for New Orleans caught the eye of the Broncos, with which he thrived to the tune of 703 rushing yards and five touchdowns along with a 26-124 line through the air across 12 games. Murray will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year and 33 years old by the time next season kicks off, yet his body of work this past season suggests he still has plenty of tread left on his tires.

Jan 8, 2023 7:59 PM EST

Held in check by Chiefs

Murray carried the ball 12 times for 56 yards and caught four of six targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Murray paced the Broncos' running backs in carries, handling the majority of work on the ground. Meanwhile, Chase Edmonds handled seven carries of his own for 34 yards while catching all three of his targets for 39 yards. Though Edmonds finished with more receiving yards, the fact that Murray was more involved in the passing game is certainly a boost to his fantasy value in Denver. Assuming he can continue to get most of the touches out of the backfield, the veteran will look to have more of an impact in Week 18 when the Broncos host the Chargers.

Jan 1, 2023 2:10 PM EST

Limited on nine touches

Murray rushed eight times for 34 yards and had one reception (three targets) for six yards in Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Murray led a committee of veteran backs in carries and rushing yards despite the paltry final line. The Broncos fell behind big early and had to abandon the run, which is not a formula conducive for success for a plodding power back. The return of Chase Edmonds (6/31/0) and the presence of Marlon Mack (4/22/0) hurts the veteran starter's value moving forward. Murray is still the preferred option in Denver's backfield, but his upside is limited heading into a matchup against Kansas City on Sunday.

Dec 25, 2022 6:43 PM EST

Suits up versus Rams

Murray (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: After sitting out Thursday's practice, Murray returned to a limited session Friday and he'll give it a go Sunday. Assuming no in-game setbacks, he should continue pace Denver's rushing attack after having carried 24 times for 130 yards and a TD and catching one pass for 12 yards in the team's Week 15 win over the Cardinals. Also in the Broncos' Week 16 backfield mix are Marlon Mack and Chase Edmonds, who was activated off IR on Saturday, but Murray's strong effort versus Arizona should earn him enough touches versus Los Angeles to maintain fantasy utility.

Dec 25, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Says he's ready to play Sunday

Murray (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, indicated after returning to a limited practice Friday that he's ready to play in the contest, Parker Gabriel of the Denver Post reports.

Analysis: It's still worth verifying Murray's status ahead of Sunday's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff, but if the running back is able to play this weekend, he'd be in line to continue pace Denver's backfield on the heels of carrying 24 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and catching one pass for 12 yards in his team's Week 15 win over the Cardinals. Also in the Broncos' backfield mix versus Los Angeles will be Marlon Mack and quite possibly Chase Edmonds (ankle), who is a candidate to come off IR.

Dec 23, 2022 2:20 PM EST

Listed as questionable for Week 16

Murray (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Murray, who was limited Wednesday, sat out Thursday's practice, but was back on the field Friday. With the Broncos kicking off at 4:30 ET on Sunday, ideally added context with regard to Murray's Week 16 status will arrive before then, but if he's out or limited versus Los Angeles, Marlon Mack and potentially Chase Edmonds (ankle) would be in line to see added backfield work for Denver.

Dec 23, 2022 12:23 PM EST

Returns to practice

Murray (foot) is practicing Friday, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports.

Analysis: Murray sat out practice Thursday, but the Broncos said he was sitting as a precaution with the team practicing on turf. Friday's return to action is a step in the right direction, though the extent of Murray's participation has yet to be revealed. He's poised to take on the lead role Sunday against the Rams after a 24-carry outing in the Week 15 win over Arizona.

Dec 23, 2022 11:18 AM EST

Misses practice Thursday

Coach Nathaniel Hackett noted that part of the reason Murray (foot) didn't practice Thursday was that the Broncos were practicing inside on turf, Mike Klis of 9News Denver and Zac Stevens of reports

Analysis: Per Klis, Hackett hopes Murray can play Sunday against the Rams, a notion that would be supported by the running back's return to practice Friday, in any capacity. In the event that Murray is sidelined or limited versus Los Angeles, however, Marlon Mack and possibly Chase Edmonds (ankle) would be in line to see added work out of Denver's backfield in Week 16.

Dec 22, 2022 12:13 PM EST

Won't practice Thursday

Murray (foot) won't practice Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Murray was listed as limited Wednesday, but the running back's downgrade to 'DNP' on Thursday makes his status worth monitoring closely as Sunday's game against the Rams approaches. If Murray ends up out or limited this weekend, Marlon Mack and Chase Edmonds (ankle, designated to return from IR) would be in line to see added Week 16 backfield snaps for the Broncos.

Dec 22, 2022 11:06 AM EST

Listed as limited Wednesday

Murray (foot) was listed limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: In this past Sunday's 24-15 win over the Cardinals, Murray logged 44 of a possible 69 snaps on offense, while carrying 24 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and catching one pass for 12 yards. It remains to be seen if the running back's foot issue is something he picked up during Week 15 action or at practice Wednesday, but Murray's status is now worth monitoring as Sunday's game against the Rams approaches.

Dec 21, 2022 3:13 PM EST

Puts up 142 total yards

Murray rushed the ball 24 times for 130 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-15 win over the Cardinals. He added one reception for 12 yards.

Analysis: Murray recorded a season-high 24 rushing attempts and topped 100 rushing yards for the first time since Week 18 of the 2021 season. He entered Sunday's matchup having recorded only one rush of more than 20 yards, though he managed carries of 35 and 21 yards to highlight his performance in the win. Murray also chipped in his fifth touchdown of the season on a three-yard plunge late in the third quarter. While Marlon Mack has emerged as a contributor out of Denver's backfield, Murray will likely continue to see the majority of touches across the final few weeks of the campaign.

Dec 18, 2022 5:31 PM EST

Stifled by Kansas City

Murray carried the ball eight times for 32 yards and caught three of five targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 34-28 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Game script cost him opportunities as Denver fell behind 27-0 before the offense got going, but Murray was also upstaged by Marlon Mack, who scored his first TD since 2019 on an impressive 66-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. Mike Boone, the other Broncos RB active for this game, got carted off the field with an ankle injury, but a resurgent Mack would represent a bigger threat to Murray's lead role heading into a Week 15 clash with the Cardinals.

Dec 11, 2022 6:02 PM EST

Solid workload in loss

Murray rushed 17 times for 47 yards and brought in all four targets for 14 yards in the Broncos' 10-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Murray fell short of 3.0 yards per carry against the Ravens' brick wall of a defensive front, but he did shoulder a clear-cut lead-back role despite the return of Mike Boone from injured reserve. The veteran also continues encouragingly enjoy a solid pass-catching role, now having recorded multiple receptions in three of the past four games. Murray projects to continue leading the backfield in a Week 14 home matchup against the Chiefs.

Dec 4, 2022 3:32 PM EST

Just short of century mark

Murray rushed 13 times for 92 yards and caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Murray dominated the touches in Denver's backfield as the clear lead option in the aftermath of Melvin Gordon's release and Chase Edmonds' high ankle sprain, as Marlon Mack and Devine Ozigbo combined for two carries and two targets. The 32-year-old running back ripped off a 52-yard run in the second quarter, but a Russell Wilson fumble two plays later prevented Denver from getting points on the drive. While Murray has a high touch floor on the ground, Denver's collective struggles on offense and the veteran's limited involvement in the passing game cap Murray's upside heading into a Week 13 trip to Baltimore.

Nov 27, 2022 2:32 PM EST

No designation for Sunday

Murray (wrist) won't take an injury designation into Sunday's game at Carolina, Aric Di Lalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: After being listed as a limited participant at practices Wednesday and Thursday, Murray cleared about any concern about his availability for this weekend by practicing fully Friday. With Denver waiving Melvin Gordon and with Chase Edmonds (ankle) moving to injured reserve earlier this week, Murray should be in store for the lead role out of the backfield against the Panthers, though the 3-7 Broncos also aren't likely to be overly committed to a 32-year-old journeyman back on an expiring deal. Though Murray has scored three touchdowns in five games since joining Denver, he's averaging a lowly 3.3 yards per carry and 4.3 yards per target. Marlon Mack should make his Denver debut Sunday and could cut into Murray's workload if he impresses early on, but Mike Boone (ankle) -- who is on injured reserve but could be activated as soon as Week 13 -- might be the best bet of the trio to finish the season as Denver's lead back.

Nov 25, 2022 1:03 PM EST

Listed as limited on practice estimate

Murray (wrist) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Murray was also listed as limited Wednesday, so he may need to practice fully Friday in order to avoid an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers. Assuming he's active this weekend, Murray will be in line to lead Denver's Week 12 rushing attack, with Marlon Mack in reserve and the team likely to add further backfield depth via the practice squad.

Nov 24, 2022 10:29 AM EST

Dealing with minor injury

Murray (wrist) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: With no indication the wrist injury is serious, Murray figures to operate as the lead back for an offense that just lost Melvin Gordon (waived) and Chase Edmonds (high ankle sprain). The Broncos are left with Murray and Marlon Mack on the active roster and Devine Ozigbo and Tyreik McAllister on the practice squad. Murray has already scored three touchdowns in five games with the Broncos, averaging 12.6 carries for 41.8 yards (3.3 YPC) and 2.2 catches for 11.2 yards. He'll likely get most of the team's carries this Sunday at Carolina.

Nov 23, 2022 2:21 PM EST

Lead back with Gordon gone

Murray's set to take over as the top option in Denver's backfield after the team waived Melvin Gordon on Monday.

Analysis: Gordon was benched after losing a fumble by the goal line in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Raiders, and he was subsequently removed from the roster. Meanwhile, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that fellow Broncos running back Chase Edmonds is expected to miss "a few weeks" due to a high ankle sprain suffered in the loss to Vegas, so Denver's only healthy alternative to Murray is Marlon Mack. Murray has scored four touchdowns in six games, while Mack has yet to play an offensive snap in 2022.

Nov 21, 2022 10:41 AM EST

Season-high 17 carries

Murray rushed the ball 17 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Raiders. He added four receptions for 23 yards.

Analysis: Murray split carries evenly with Melvin Gordon through the first two quarters. However, Gordon had a costly fumble just before halftime, so Murray benefited with a more expanded role in the second half to tally a season-high in carries. As has been the case, he wasn't particularly efficient with his chances, though he did fall into the end zone for a one-yard score. In addition to the rushing volume, he also chipped a season-best four receptions. With Chase Edmonds (ankle) beat up, it's possible that Murray is the primary back for Denver in a Week 12 matchup with the Panthers.

Nov 20, 2022 6:24 PM EST

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