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Saints' Latavius Murray, Taysom Hill out vs. Buccaneers

Field Level Media
18 Jan 2021, 10:40 GMT+10

The New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray and versatile offensive weapon Taysom Hill were two of the team's inactives for Sunday's matchup versus the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their NFC Divisional Round playoff game.

Hill, who plays quarterback, wide receiver, tight end and running back, suffered a knee injury last week in a 21-9 win over the Chicago Bears. He was held out of practice during the week.

Murray was also held out through the week with a quadriceps injury. Both returned to practice Friday but were limited.

Hill frequently replaces starting quarterback Drew Brees in short-yardage situations and filled in as the starter for four games when Brees was injured. He went 3-1 in that stretch.

For the season, Hill has completed 72.7 percent of his passes for 928 yards and four touchdowns. Hill has also rushed 87 times for 457 yards and eight touchdowns and caught eight passes for 98 yards and one score.

Murray, who backs up Alvin Kamara, had 146 carries for 656 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season. He added 23 receptions for 176 yards and one TD.

Also inactive for the Saints are cornerbacks Patrick Robinson and Ken Crawley, wide receiver Juwan Johnson, defensive lineman Malcolm Roach and offensive tackle Derrick Kelly.

Tampa Bay's inactives include backup quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver Justin Watson, running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn, safety Javon Hagan, guard Earl Watford, tight end Antony Auclair and defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter.

--Field Level Media

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