Vikings RB Latavius Murray activated from PUP list

Published 8:01 am Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MANKATO (AP) — Latavius Murray was finally on the practice field in purple. Riley Reiff was back to work, too.

And with that, two of the Minnesota Vikings’ most important offseason additions started to come back from concerning injuries.

Murray was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Monday and practiced with the Vikings for the first time since he was signed in March, pledging to plow forward after falling behind rookie Dalvin Cook in the race for the team’s starting running back spot.

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“It was a big relief,” said Murray, who missed the Vikings’ workouts all spring and the first 10 days of training camp after having surgery on his right ankle. “I’m excited and just want to keep continuing to work, work hard and get back to where I need to be.”

Reiff, the veteran left tackle signed away from Detroit to shore up one of the team’s biggest weaknesses, had missed most of training camp with a back injury. Both he and Murray participated in individual drills on Monday and sat out the team portion of practice that included more contact.