Jets Claim RB Marcus Murphy Off Waivers From Saints

Brian Costello is reporting that the Jets claimed RB Marcus Murphy off waivers from the Saints on Thursday.

The Saints have a lot of depth at running back and elected to waive Murphy on Thursday.

Murphy, 25, is a former seventh-round pick of the Saints back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2,349,288 contract and set to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the remainder of the contract.

In 2016, Murphy appeared in three games for the Saints and caught one pass for three yards receiving to go along with 105 kick return yards and 57 punt return yards.

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