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Posted: 1/21/2015 5:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray is easily the most explosive offensive player on the Raiders' roster, so it makes sense to feature him--especially when the alternatives are the likes of Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Not being able to figure that out might have been what opened up the coaching vacancies in Oakland. Now the question becomes can Murray hold up to the kind of workload Musgrave gave, say, Adrian Peterson when he called plays in Minnesota?
Posted: 1/4/2015 5:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Darren McFadden is a free agent this offseason, and Maurice Jones-Drew looks to be at the end of the line, leaving the soon-to-be 24-year-old Murray as the clear heir apparent to the Silver & Black's starting gig.
Posted: 12/5/2014 2:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Yeah, Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew will still be involved, but if you've been waiting on Murray and have some RB question marks this week, put him in your lineup and roll with the upside.
Posted: 12/4/2014 10:28am ET
Huddle Up: Great news about Murray being available this week, but there's no reason the Raiders should be giving carries to anyone else as they attempt to evaluate Murray heading into next season. Misguided decisions like this will likely keep the "interim" in Sporano's job title until the Raiders find someone else with the wherewithal to put Oakland's best playmakers on the field in lieu of retreads like Darren McFadden.
Posted: 12/3/2014 8:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray has been cleared to play for Week 14. However, Tony Sparano said he won't be used as a workhorse for the rest of the season. It's hard to believe Sparano has a career .441 winning percentage as a head coach. Apparently instead of getting a better look at Murray, Sparano wants to watch washed up Maurice Jones-Drew run for 2.2 yards per carry. Start Murray but keep your expectations in check.
Posted: 12/3/2014 6:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Keep monitoring this throughout the week, but for the moment he looks on track to play against the Niners on Sunday.
Posted: 11/28/2014 5:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Despite the extra few days of recovery time, Murray will be unable to go Sunday in St. Louis, leaving the RB duties to the non-productive Darren McFadden-Maurice Jones-Drew duo.
Posted: 11/27/2014 5:55pm ET
Huddle Up: The outlook remains positive for Murray, but he still has one more step to pass in the concussion protocol. That decision likely will come Friday.
Posted: 11/26/2014 4:05pm ET
Huddle Up: He's still not in the clear yet, but it's a solid sign pointing toward Murray playing this Sunday in St. Louis.
Posted: 11/25/2014 3:49pm ET
Huddle Up: The extra couple days of recovery time might make all the difference for Murray, who's one of this week's hottest waiver-wire commodities.
Posted: 11/24/2014 4:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray is going through the NFL's concussion protocol. He should be the Raiders top back once he's cleared to play. Murray is the top waiver wire pickup this week if he's still available.
Posted: 11/21/2014 11:12am ET
Huddle Up: There is no logical reason for the Raiders to give carries to any back other than Murray once he's back from his concussion. Neither Darren McFadden nor Maurice Jones-Drew are in the club's future, so why not see what Murray brings to the table and get a good look at what the club needs to add around offensive cornerstones Derek Carr, Andre Holmes, and Murray?
Posted: 11/21/2014 1:51am ET
Huddle Up: Murray, a 2013 sixth-round pick, has shown recent flashes and burst out in a big way, thanks mainly to his 90-yard scoring burst early in the second quarter that propelled the Silver & Black toward snapping their 16-game losing streak. Murray suffered his injury on a helmet-to-helmet shot on a run soon after, but he's likely earned himself the lead RB role going forward given the disappointing seasons Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden have had for the league's worst rushing team. That is, of course, if the injury isn't anything more serious than a typical concussion. McFadden rushed for 29 yards on 12 carries in the game, while the ghost of MJD had three rushes for minus-1.
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