Bills signing Latavius Murray

Josh Allen has a new weapon on backfield for the next season as Buffalo is replacing Devin Singletary

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After losing Devin Singletary to the Houston Texans, the Buffalo Bills have acquired RB Damien Harris, from the New England Patriots, to fill the vacancy. And now, to help improve the depth chart in the backfield, the Bills are signing RB Latavius Murray on a one-year deal.

Murray, 33, is coming back for his 11th season in the NFL, and this offseason was a lot calmer for him. Last offseason, being a free agent until September, the running back had already lined up a job as a volunteer high-school coach before signing with the New Orleans Saints.

After only one game with the Saints last season, he moved to the Denver Broncos, where he played for the rest of the year. And he was once again a free agent this offseason before agreeing on this deal with the Buffalo Bills.

“You do have some doubts, just, you know, ‘Am I going to get another opportunity?‘” Murray said in a Zoom call with some journalists on Monday, reflecting on the last offseason. “It’s just so crazy how it works, just the fact that I could go out in Denver and do what I thought I knew I could do. And so, obviously, here I am and this organization saw that, and so just grateful for the opportunity,” he concluded.

Latavius Murray

The running back entered the NFL in 2013, after being drafted by the Raiders with the no. 181 overall pick, in the 6th-round, out of UCF. He didn’t play in his first season, only debuting in the league in 2014.

He spent four years in Oakland (three playing) before moving to the Minnesota Vikings, in 2017. Then he had two seasons in Minnesota and another two with the Saints. In 2021 he played for the Baltimore Ravens. Then in 2022, he had one game with New Orleans and another 12 playing for the Denver Broncos. Now he will come back for his 11th season with his sixth different team.

In nine years playing in the NFL, Murray sums up 135 games, recording 6,252 yards in 1,481 carries for 55 touchdowns. He also has 222 receptions in 278 targets, for 1,501 yards and another two TDs, both with the Saints.