Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Titans plan to release RB DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray DeMarco Murray , The Canadian Press
Kristopher Love | 09 March, 2018, 16:45

The Tennessee Titans informed running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday that he will be released, leaving Derrick Henry as their No. 1 running back.

Strangely, the Tennessee Titans coaching staff stubbornly stuck with DeMarco Murray as the lead of their tailback committee last season, even though Murray was in the middle of an very bad season.

The biggest worry about Murray is the fact that he is coming off of a torn MCL suffered in December, but the injury could keep his price down.

As a result, the Titans will have an additional $6.25 million in cap space at their disposal when free agency begins.

After spending two years in Nashville, DeMarco Murray is moving on.

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Running back has become a position of short shelf lives in the National Football League, where teams that have accomplished ones still develop rookies in the hopes of discarding of the aging model they've put so many miles on.

Following a disappointing stint in Philly, the Titans were able to acquire Murray via trade. Murray ran for 659 yards and six touchdowns last season. The seven-year pro carried the ball 293 times for 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016, when he played in his third career Pro Bowl.

Original story, February 28: Ever since leaving the Dallas Cowboys after a career year in 2014, DeMarco Murray has been a feast-or-famine type of player.

Last season, Murray wasn't quite as prolific.

The Titans went 9-7 and reached the playoffs for the first time this decade as a Wild Card team before upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs in the opening round. He ran for 744 yards during the regular season and added 184 yards while starting both playoff games.