XFL Vipers rule quarterback Aaron Murray out with foot injury

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Vipers will not have starting quarterback Aaron Murray in the lineup Saturday against the Seattle Dragons, as he’s been ruled out of the game with a foot injury.

The XFL’s official website shared the news of Murray’s injury designation on Friday morning.

Murray had a brutal start last Sunday when the Vipers lost to the New York Guardians, completing just 16-of-34 passes (47%) for 231 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

With Murray being ruled out, the Vipers will likely give Quinton Flowers a lot more reps in Saturday’s game. He was very good at moving the chains as a dual-threat passer last Sunday, and he completed a sensational 37-yard pass to Daniel Williams.

The other quarterback on Tampa Bay’s roster is Taylor Cornelius, a former Oklahoma State star. Head coach Marc Trestman said both Flowers and Cornelius will play Saturday.