Tennessee Titans to release RB DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans to release RB DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans to release RB DeMarco Murray

The Titans informed Murray of the decision on Thursday, a move that clears the way for third-year back Derrick Henry to step into a starting role under new head coach Mike Vrabel. "He was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward". Murray rebounded from that year with the Eagles to rush for 1,287 yards and score 12 touchdowns with Tennessee in 2016.

Murray, 30, dealt with a knee injury late in the year and missed the Titans' final regular-season game and two playoff contests.

Sidelined Murray. But it was Mularkey who leaned more on the veteran. He was the NFL rushing yards leader in 2014 and also lead the NFL in NFL rushing touchdowns that same year. In 2015, he won the Heisman Trophy as he set SEC single-season records for rushing yards and touchdowns for Alabama's CFP national-championship team.

With Henry now penciled in as the Titans' new featured option, the front office will have to fortify the depth chart and identify a quality change-of-pace option considering David Fluellen and Khalfani Muhammad are the only other running backs under contract.

With the National Football League offseason just around the corner, former Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is still on the market following his release during the 2017 season.

Unfortunately, I think Murray has taken too much of a beating during his career to bounce back to a Pro Bowl level, and the Colts would be better served to look elsewhere for a running back. "He's obviously a little bit more acclimated to the pro game, even though those Alabama teams, there's quite a few pro players on those teams. I think he can be a guy we can hand the ball to, and throw it to".

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