After years of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings now turn to Latavius Murray, recently signed from the Oakland Raiders.
Peterson has visited with the Seattle Seahawks, who opted to sign former Packers running back Eddie Lacy instead.
Spielman also added the following.
The Vikings hosted Murray at team headquarters on Wednesday and struck the deal early Thursday, announcing it at 12:47 a.m.
So while Murray isn't exactly Peterson is his prime, neither is the current version of A.P. and as we know, free agency is often about timing and circumstance more than anything else. He is the Vikings' all-time leading rusher with 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.
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"I'm glad I get to play with a great team with great history here in Minnesota", Murray told Vikings.com. With former Raiders running back Latavius Murray now in Minnesota, perhaps Peterson can fill the void he left in Oakland. He played in just one game in 2014, that season dusted whilst on the Commissioner's Exempt List for a child abuse incident, outlined here by SB Nation.
"There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear or ask for the #28". For one, I grew up watching the guy and I've been a huge fan of everything he's done there.
A sixth-round draft pick in 2013 out of Central Florida, Murray was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2015 season. Murray, took to his Instagram account in his first few hours as a Viking to make it clear how much respect he has for the number and for the man he is likely replacing.
Murray, who spent the first four seasons of his National Football League career with the Raiders before signing with the Vikings early Thursday morning, said he's aware of the obstacles the Vikings offensive line faced in 2016.