Saints release running back Latavius Murray

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 24: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints scores a 26 yard touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter in the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 24, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH, Tx. ( – The New Orleans Saints released running back Latavius Murray. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a contract dispute between the two parties led to the team releasing the seven-year NFL veteran.

Murray finished the 2020 season with 656 rushing yards, 176 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.

The Saints’ running back room shrunk to three ball carries: Alvin Kamara, Tony Jones, Jr. and Dwayne Washington. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery also experience at running back, during his previous stints with the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.

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