"We're looking for big things from Latavius Murray right now, coming off the foot injury," Olson said. "He's shown, to me, the biggest upside right now in what we've seen thus far, if he can stay healthy."
When asked about the depth his team has at running back,
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, who listened to Allen's interview on SiriusXM, the coach ran off his team's "great RB depth" by listing them in the following order: Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew, Marcel Reece, Korey Sheets and
Murray, a second-year rusher with some skills and potential, is seemingly still in Allen's dog house after struggling last season. He's expected to do nothing but serve as depth if he makes the team's final roster this summer. He's not worth drafting.
Murray missed his entire rookie year with an ankle injury, but he's expected to compete for a role as the No. 2 running back behind Darren McFadden this season.
"Latavius is a guy that I think has a lot of potential," Allen said. "When you look at him from an athletic standpoint, he’s a little over 6-2, he’s about 230 pounds and ran a 4-3 40-yard dash. He had the injury last year, and he was never really (healthy). When I saw the tape from him in college, I was very impressed with him as a runner. He's a big, physical back that has excellent footwork and lateral movement. And he has good vision.
"The problem is I never really saw Latavius Murray from the time that he walked on campus. Because really even then in the rookie minicamp he wasn't 100 percent healthy. From all indications, he’s healthy now, and so I’m excited to see what he can do."
With Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both expected to hit the free agent marketplace, this offseason should be huge for
"I think Latavius is one of those guys that we're anxious to see be healthy and get out there and play," Allen said according to ESPN. "He's a big back that's got excellent speed and excellent size. He runs tough ... we'll find out a lot more about Latavius Murray as we go through the offseason program and into training camp."
Murray is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, a physical pounder who had 19 total touchdowns and over 1,300 total yards in 11 games as a senior at Central Florida in 2012.
The report considers Murray a sleeper for 2014. Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings are free agents this offseason, and Murray has the chance to compete for the starting job at running back.
|P1||8/8/14||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/22/14||@ GB||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/14||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|8||10/26/14||@ CLE||4:25 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ STL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
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