Latavius Murray activated, taken off Vikings PUP list

The Minnesota Vikings on Monday activated Latavius Murray from the Physically Unable to Perform List.

The former Oakland Raiders running back signed with the Vikings in March, disclosing at the time that he would need ankle surgery. He spent all of the offseason program rehabbing his ankle and was placed on the Active/PUP list when veterans reported to training camp in Mankato.

Murray was the marquee addition of a Vikings free agent class that also includes tackles Reilly Reiff and Mike Remmers, wide receiver Michael Floyd and quarterback Case Keenum. The Vikings also drafted running back Dalvin Cook in this year's draft.

Drafted by the Raiders in 2013, Murray missed his rookie season due to injury. In the past two seasons, Murray started 28 of the 30 games he’s played, rushing for 1,854 yards and 18 touchdowns. Murray rushed for a career-best 1,066 yards in 2015 and made his first Pro Bowl.

The Vikings open their preseason schedule at Buffalo on Thursday (6 p.m. on Fox 9, with a special edition of Vikings Gameday Live at 5:30 p.m.).