With players being re-signed as the franchise tag deadline approaches, there has been a lot of movement and discussion with regard to the running back market. And with the Raiders expected to allow Latavius Murray to test the market, Oakland is in the mix at the running back position.
Names that have come up today have been two of the biggest over the past 5-10 years in the NFL. The Vikings didn’t pick up the 2017 option on Adrian Peterson and the Chiefs released Jamaal Charles.
With names like that suddenly thrust into the market, running back is a hot topic at the moment.
Even if the Raiders do allow Murray to seek his fortunes elsewhere, that doesn’t seal his fate for an exit from Oakland. He could see what’s out there, compare it to what the Raiders have to offer and opt to stay. That is, of course, if the Raiders have an offer on the table and haven’t decided to move on from the former 6th round pick.
Derek Carr still hopes his workhorse back from the past couple seasons returns. He appeared on Siriux XM NFL Radio today where he told Adam Schein he wants Latavius to return.
Shortly after the interview, Bruce Irvin took to twitter to echo those sentiments, saying of Murray “I want my dawg back”
Carr w/ @AdamSchein: "I told Latavius.....I want Latavius back."— Mad Dog Sports Radio (@MadDogRadio) February 28, 2017
Showing support for teammates (which Murray is at this point) isn’t breaking any new ground. Often it’s up there with players saying they would like to remain with their current team, which almost all will say that.
Carr himself, in that same interview said as much of his own contract situation.
Carr tells @AdamSchein on his contract: "That's gonna be up to Reggie (McKenzie) and my agent. They know how I feel. I'm a Raider for life."— Mad Dog Sports Radio (@MadDogRadio) February 28, 2017
He is eligible for a contract extension this offseason and is expected to receive a sizable offer from the Raiders on a long term deal. He has one year left on his rookie contract.