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Saints Release RB Latavius Murray, Per Source

Saints release their RB 2, Tony Jones Jr. will fill his shoes

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are releasing running back Latavius Murray after they asked him to take a pay cut and he refused. Murray's release comes after the emergence of UDFA RB Tony Jones Jr. Murray’s cap hit is a 2.95 million base salary and the Saints felt as that was too high.

This potential move was expected among many but for others, this comes as a surprise. Murray had a rough training camp with not many big plays and a costly turnover in the preseason. Tony Jones Jr. flashed and looks like the next jackpot UDFA RB Sean Payton has found. In the preseason, Jones had 12 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Murray was coming off his best season with the team averaging 4.5 yards per carry and tallying 656 yards and four touchdowns. It shouldn't take long for Latavius Murray to find his next suitor with some good football still to be played.

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