Seattle Seahawks Interested in Latavius Murray

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The main priority for Seattle this off season is improving their offensive line that was ranked amongst the leagues worst this season, but is also to find a running back who can relieve the pressure from Russell Wilson and move the chains along the ground.

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The Seahawks have moved their attentions to 27-year old Latavius Murray from the Oakland Raiders who becomes a free agent this off season, with the Raiders yet to come to agreement with the 4th year pro out Central Florida.

Murray has said he wants to return, though he might receive better offers on the open market. 

The former sixth-round pick out of Central Florida, who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve, started all 16 games for the Raiders in 2015 and finished sixth in rushing yards. 

Although he had a dip in yards this season it will be his 12 touchdowns that will add to his value on the open market.

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It is understood Seattle Coach Pete Carroll wants a big body running back to lead his backfield next season and he has indicated that Murray is his main target.

Murray will demand up to $5 million per season on the open market, a value the Seahawks will not have an issue paying as Carroll is a fan of a run heavy defense.

Expect the Seahawks to mad a big for Murray one free agency opens up and it could be a bid that the Oakland Raiders will find hard to match.

With Murray starting to become one of the top tier running backs in the game, he now wants to be paid what he is worth and is not afraid to find it on the open market.