Latest On Latavius Murray, Jamaal Charles

Now that Eddie Lacy has landed in Seattle, Latavius Murray is changing course. Instead of meeting with the Seahawks today, Murray is visiting with the Vikings, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Interestingly, Jamaal Charles‘ scheduled visit to Seattle on Wednesday is still on, according to Schefter. Latavius Murray

Lacy’s deal with the Seahawks could start a run on free agent running backs. Teams have been wallflowers when it comes to engaging the top available RBs so far. Now, teams could finally start to get serious with Murray, Charles, Adrian Peterson, LeGarrette Blount, Darren McFadden, and others.

At the same time, Lacy was my No. 1 rated RB on the board and he had to settle for a one-year prove-it deal. The age and injury concerns will probably lead Charles, Peterson, Blount, and McFadden to similar pacts, perhaps with less money. Murray, I feel, could still have a shot at a multi-year deal, but if the market is soft for the position, he may also opt for a one-year contract to allow him to try the open market again next year.

Right now, the Seahawks have a strong RB group with Lacy, Thomas Rawls, and C.J. Prosise in the fold. Charles would be a great addition, but it’s hard to see there being enough carries to keep all four backs satisfied.

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5 comments on “Latest On Latavius Murray, Jamaal Charles

  1. Thronson5

    I wish the 9ers would take a risk on Charles. If healthy he would compliment Hyde really well.

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  2. WheelinDealinDodgers

    The Cleveland Browns should sign AP to a 30 million dollar one year deal, then absorb ALL of the money and trade him for a 3rd round pick, sit back and revel in the stop praise about how they are revolutionary geniuses

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  3. Nicktone

    I wonder if Green Bay will look to sign a RB or not. If they don’t I am sure they will draft one in the mid rounds but I am beginning to think they are going to roll with Montgomery and a complimentary piece in the backfield.

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