Raiders Think RB Latavius Murray “Has a Chance at a Huge Year”

By Rachel Wold

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray should enter the season as the lead rusher for the team after showing some promise during the 2014 season.

The highlight of Murray’s campaign was when he ripped off this 90-yard touchdown run on the Kansas City Chiefs last November. Murray completed the game with a total of 112 yards and two touchdowns in helping the Raiders to their first victory in 16 games.

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Talking about what is in store for Murray this season in Oakland, a team source had this to report about the running back:

“Has a chance at a huge year” in new coordinator Bill Musgrave’s offense, one team source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan, “because he is smart, physically a freak.”

Murray completed the 2014 season averaging 5.2 yards per carry, which ranked him fifth-highest among his fellow running backs.

Murray faces no real significant challenge for the starting gig in Oakland. Roy Helu is his closest competition with Trent Richardson, George Atkinson and rookie Michael Dyer filling out the depth chart.

Murray should be a key focal point in a Raiders’ offense that is looking much improved with second-year quarterback Derek Carr and rookie receiver Amari Cooper.

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