The New Orleans Saints agreed on a four-year deal for Minnesota Vikings free agent running back Latavius Murray, which means Mark Ingram's days with the Saints are done. Despite the Murray signing, the Vikings also drafted running back Dalvin Cook that same year and the rookie ended up winning the starting job out of training camp. Or Baltimore could ask Kenneth Dixon to take on more of that responsibility.
Ingram has completed a full 16-game season just three times but has never appeared in fewer than 10 games over his National Football League career. He's run well behind a destitute Vikings offensive line the last two years, averaging 4.0 yards per carry and scoring 14 touchdown runs.
Murray joins after spending each of the past two seasons with the Vikings.
The 29-year-old Thomas was considered the top safety on the free agent market, a six-time Pro Bowler who has been named first-team All-Pro three times. Murray also has 128 career catches for 883 yards. He has spent his entire nine-year career with the Seattle Seahawks, one of the leaders of a defense that has perennially been among the NFL's best. Last season, Ingram rushed for 645 yards and six touchdowns on 138 carries, good for 4.7 yards per rush.