The injury woes for the Denver Broncos continue to pile up.
First, it was Tim Patrick who suffered a season-ending ACL injury during their practice in early August.
Now, the Broncos will lose another valuable player on offense as running back Javonte Williams also suffered a season-ending ACL injury during their Week 4 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The team addressed the hole in their roster by signing his replacement.
With Javonte Williams out for the season, Murray now joins Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone in the Denver backfield.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 4, 2022
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweeted, “The #Broncos are signing RB Latavius Murray off the #Saints’ practice squad, per source. With Javonte Williams out for the season, Murray now joins Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone in the Denver backfield.”
Murray Brings Experience To Denver’s Backfield
The Broncos will be the fifth team Murray will play for in his ten-year career.
He had two stints with the New Orleans Saints, the first in 2019 when he signed a four-year, $14.4 million contract.
Murray stayed with New Orleans for two seasons before joining the Baltimore Ravens last year.
He returned to the Saints as a member of the practice squad and was elevated to the active roster on October 1.
Murray was re-assigned to the practice squad, giving Denver the chance to sign him.
The sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft also suited up for the Minnesota Vikings and the then-Oakland Raiders.
The Broncos will need Murray’s experience to help elevate their struggling offense.
Denver scored 23 points in their loss to Las Vegas and a combined 27 points in their two wins.
Meanwhile, Williams finished their Week 4 game with ten carries for 28 yards.
On the other hand, Melvin Gordon committed his fourth fumble of the season, resulting in a defensive touchdown by Raiders cornerback Amik Robertson.
The Broncos will try to bounce back in Week 5 when they face the Indianapolis Colts.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Roasts Broncos Coaching After An Ugly Loss