Murray’s addition comes a day after Baltimore lost Gus Edwards, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Los Baltimore Ravens signed running back Latavius Murray for one year on Friday as they rush to repair an injury-ravaged backfield before the regular season begins.
The deal is worth up to $ 2 millionsaid a source to Adam Schefter from ESPN.
Murray, 31, becomes the Ravens’ fourth running back this week, joining Trenton Cannon, Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman. Bell and Freeman are on the practice team.
Murray, whose style between tackles should fit well with the Ravens’ ground attack, participated in his first practice with the team on Friday.
“I think his style fits perfectly,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said before practice Friday. “His style fits in with what we do. You’ve seen our offense. I think you can pretty easily imagine our offense.”
Murray, who was scheduled to earn $ 3.15 million in salary and bonuses this season, was abruptly cut by the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday after refusing to take a pay cut.
Murray’s addition comes a day after Baltimore lost to Gus Edwards, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Thursday. Edwards is the third Ravens running back to suffer a season-ending injury in 12 days.
Murray is the most successful running back on the Ravens’ active roster and could become the featured running back once he’s comfortable with the system.
Murray, a valuable endorsement of Alvin Kamara in New Orleans, rushed for 656 yards and averaged 4.5 yards per carry in 2020. He has recorded 4,991 rushing yards, 1,294 receiving yards and 45 touchdowns in his seven-year career.