Vikings Place RB Latavius Murray On PUP, DT Sharrif Floyd On NFI List

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they’ve placed RB Latavius Murray and LB Shaan Washington on the active/PUP list and added DT Sharrif Floyd to their non-football injury list.

The Vikings are likely being cautious with Murray to open training camp, given that he’s coming off of offseason ankle surgery.

Floyd missed offseason workouts with a career-threatening nerve issue, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Murray, 27, 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 before signing a three-year, $15 million contract that included $3.4 million guaranteed with the Vikings this offseason.

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.

Floyd, 26, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.671 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $941,300 in 2016 when the Vikings picked up his fifth-year option back in May.

The option tender will run the Vikings $6.7 million in 2017 and officially became guaranteed back on March 9.

In 2016, Floyd was active for one and did not record a statistic before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve following knee surgery.

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