Did the Raiders bench Latavius Murray against the Broncos?

Latavius Murray absolutely disappeared in the second half of a divisional match-up.
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It’s beginning to seem like Latavius Murray has a sideline pass to Raiders games.

He was nowhere to be found in the second half for the second straight Sunday. Instead, his carries were split between third-down back Roy Helu Jr. and fullback Jamize Olawale.

Even Murray’s coach doesn’t fully understand what’s holding him back.

“He was a little banged (up), but he was available,” head coach Del Rio told reporters after the game.

Murray rushed for a career-high 139 yards against the Browns in Week 3. He hasn’t been the same back since — and Del Rio pulled him after two turnovers vs. the Bears last week.

Now, it looks as if his sideline stay could be a little more permanent.

(h/t San Francisco Chronicle)

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