When the Saints signed Latavius Murray in 2019, it felt like a rock-solid move. He provided a backup running back for the offense, which was entering year three of Alvin Kamara’s reign as the starter. Murray had made a name for himself as a good backup option during his time with the Raiders and Vikings and he continued that in New Orleans.
In his two years with the Saints, Murray rushed for over 600 yards both times and totaled nine rushing touchdowns. He wasn’t as lethal as a pass-catcher but he did some damage there, notching one receiving touchdown in each of those two seasons.
Last offseason, Murray was a cap casualty and it was an easy decision for NOLA after Tony Jones Jr. played well during the preseason. The Saints decided to cut Murray and roll with Jones.
Murray ended up signing with the Ravens and had 501 yards and six touchdowns through 14 games and six starts. While Kamara could face a suspension due to off-the-field issues, the Saints have Jones, Mark Ingram, Abram Smith, and Dwayne Washington on the roster to help out while he’s out. Murray doesn’t quite fit into the picture.