It looks like the era of Boom-and-Zoom in New Orleans could be over.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Saints are set to sign running back Latavius Murray to a four-year contract. The deal spells the end of Mark Ingram’s time with the team as he is now expected to hit free agency.
Murray, 29, spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings where he registered 356 carries for 1,420 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. He took on a larger role with the team in 2017 when then-rookie starter Dalvin Cook went down with an injury, but has since been moved back to No. 2 on the depth chart. He’ll likely assume a similar role with the Saints, who have effectively employed the duo of Ingram and Alvin Kamara for the past two seasons. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders.
Ingram, 29, has spent his entire NFL career to date with the Saints, tallying 1,321 carries for 6,007 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns, plus five receiving TDs.