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Latavius Murray trades 2018 cash for 2019 freedom

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Latavius Murray #25 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears on December 31, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Running back Latavius Murray will be paid less this year. Next year, he could be paid more.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Murray agreed to reduce his $5.15 million base salary this year. The specific amount of his new base salary is not yet known.

In return, his base salary is now fully guaranteed. More importantly, the final year of his three-year deal has been wiped out, allowing him to become a free agent in 2019.

Murray joined the Vikings as a free agent in 2017, signing a three-year deal after spending four with the Raiders.