Who will the Vikings choose to replace Latavius Murray in 2019?

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Latavius Murray
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Latavius Murray /
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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Boone
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Boone /

Current Roster Options

Mike Boone

As a rookie last season, Boone didn’t get a ton of action out on the field for the Vikings. He only appeared in eight games and he finished with a total of just 13 touches for 48 yards.

Boone’s lack of involvement in Minnesota’s offense last year was a little surprising given how well he performed during the 2018 preseason. In four preseason games, the undrafted running back out of Cincinnati gained 195 rushing yards on 49 carries (4.0 average) and one touchdown. Boone also hauled in 10 passes for 88 yards.

With another offseason for him to improve and get familiar with the offense, Boone should have a bigger role for the Vikings in 2019. Whether or not that means him taking over for Murray as Minnesota’s No. 2 running back is yet to be known.

Roc Thomas

Like Boone, Thomas didn’t see much of the field for the Vikings as a rookie last season. And based his recent run-in with the law, his chances to get more playing time with Minnesota in 2019 don’t seem too high.

Thomas could be in line for a suspension from the NFL after recently getting arrested for marijuana possession. Thanks to this incident, it’s possible that he may not even be on the Vikings’ roster by the time training camp begins later this summer.