The running back market is still taking shape, as Danny Woodhead is the only one who has signed a contract up to this point. Teams appear to be reluctant to move quickly on veteran running backs when there is such a deep class of rookies coming into the league.
The Seahawks have shown interest in Eddie Lacy as well and have been linked to Adrian Peterson, so they appear to be in the market for a veteran running back. However, it’s interesting that Murray plans to meet with the Jaguars, who have spent a good amount of money on Chris Ivory last year and used a decent draft pick on T.J. Yeldon a few years ago.
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 one of the best available running backs in this 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. 21 running back out of 61 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.