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Vikings place RB Murray on PUP list

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) is tackled by Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps (27) during the first half of the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings placed running back Latavius Murray on the physically unable to perform list on Monday as training camp got underway.

Murray, 27, is still recovering from offseason right ankle surgery. He reported to camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Murray spent the past four seasons playing for the Oakland Raiders before signing a three-year, $15 million deal -- $8.55 million guaranteed -- with Minnesota as a free agent. He missed all of spring drills following his March 22 ankle surgery.

Murray was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after rushing for 1,066 yards and six touchdowns with the Raiders. He has rushed for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns (12 in 2016) in 45 games (31 starts).

The Vikings also announced defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was placed on the non-football injury list as he tries to move past the nerve issues caused by his right knee surgery last September.

Floyd played in last year's season opener against the Tennessee Titans and then underwent knee surgery.

Minnesota also placed rookie linebacker Shaan Washington on the PUP list.

Head coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday he also expects quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to be placed on the PUP list.

Bridgewater is still recovering from a devastating left knee injury just before the start of the regular season last year. He dislocated his left knee and tore the ACL during a practice on Aug. 30.

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