Raiders RB Latavius Murray mentioned that his agent has spoken to the team about an extension. However, it doesn’t sound like they’re close to an agreement on a new deal.
“[N]othing is concrete at this point,” Murray said, via Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News. “We’ll see what happens.”
Murray also said that he would love to finish his career with the Raiders.
“I don’t think I ever want to be a guy who bounces around or things like that,” Murray said. “I’d love to finish my career here. I think says a lot about any player who’s able to stay in one place. I’d love to finish what I started but I know how things could go.”
The Raiders have plenty of cap room to work with again in 2017 and could easily afford to give Murray a market-value contract next year if they want.
Murray, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.266 million rookie contract and is now in line to be one of the best available running backs in next year’s free agent class.
In 2016, Murray has rushed for 788 yards on 195 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 12 rushing touchdowns and 33 receptions for 264 yards receiving. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 running back out of 61 qualifying players.