When the Vikings turned Adrian Peterson loose and picked up Murray from the Oakland Raiders, the fifth-year veteran who hit the 1,000-yard mark in 2015 and rushed for 12 touchdowns in 2016 was on track to take over as the featured back.
Then the Vikings made Dalvin Cook their top pick in the draft, leaving the rehabilitating Murray a bit behind.
After a concerning spate of injuries early in training camp, the offensive line is at full strength, with a critical decision coming with the starting lineup.
Pat Elflein and Nick Easton have taken turns at center, with right guard also an option for the odd man out of the competition if he’s deemed better than 13-year veteran Joe Berger.
The only starter who likely won’t play Sunday night is tight end Kyle Rudolph, who watched practice this week with a sleeve over his right leg.
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