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Latavius Murray will seemingly have a chance to gauge his value on the open market.

The Oakland Raiders are expected to let the running back test free agency when the new league year opens March 9, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports, citing a source.

Anderson adds that the door remains open for a return, but the team remains patient well aware that the upcoming draft boasts a deep group of running backs.

Murray’s 2016 campaign saw him tally 788 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns across 14 games.

As respectable as that production may be, Oakland is in a position to slow play negotiations and only circle back if the price tag ends up too reasonable to turn down.

The Raiders already have a pair of intriguing young running backs in Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, who impressed at times throughout their rookie seasons. Having a feature back to complement their talents could be considered a top priority, but adding a draft pick or a veteran free agent may prove to be more sensible than meeting Murray’s market value.

A former UCF standout, Murray has averaged 4.2 yards per carry since landing with the Raiders as a sixth-round pick in 2013.

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