DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
3 months ago

Murray will still be the primary piece of Tennessee's 2016 rushing attack despite the team's second-round selection of Heisman-winning running back Derrick Henryin the draft, the Titans official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray was assured by coach Mike Mularkey in the wake of the pick that he will still be the team's workhorse running back, and it's tough not to believe him considering the Titans just traded for the 28-year-old and his $6,000,000 salary this offseason. Henry put up gaudy rushing totals playing behind an overpowering Alabama offensive line last season, but it looks like he'll have to settle for a secondary role as a rookie unless Murray slips up.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
4 months ago

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Murray will play fewer snaps out of the shotgun than he did with the Eagles in 2015, The Tennessean reports. "It's safe to say (Murray will be in the I-back role) more than he was last year," Mularkey said. "Marcus (Mariota) will be under center more than he will be in the gun. I would say that for sure."

EDGE Analysis

Murray was never comfortable in Chip Kelly's shotgun-heavy system, having done much of his damage with the help of a lead blocker during his time in Dallas. Murray may still play a lot of snaps in shotgun formations on passing downs, but it sounds as if the Titans mostly want Marcus Mariota to work from under center in 2016. Murray is a solid bounce-back candidate and may even be asked to handle a full three-down workload.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
4 months ago

The Eagles traded Murray and a fourth-round draft pick to the Titans in exchange for a higher fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Titans are taking Murray's hefty contract (which includes a $7,000,000 base salary this year) off the Eagles' hands, which explains the low cost of trading for him. In any case, Murray -- who led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards in 2014 while with Dallas -- will look for a strong rebound year in 2016 in a Tennessee uniform.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
5 months ago3 Comments

The Eagles and Titans are finalizing a trade to send Murray to Tennessee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray's representation confirmed the news, noting that a new contract will be constructed in order to make the move official. One of the two free-agent running backs brought into Philadelphia last March -- also Ryan Mathews -- Murray shrugged off a slow start to finish the season as the Eagles' leader in every rushing category, totaling 193 carries for 702 yards and six touchdowns. Upon joining the Titans, Murray will be the unquestioned No. 1 RB behind second-year signal-caller Marcus Mariota.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
7 months ago

Murray carried 12 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants. He was targeted once in the passing game but did not record a reception.

EDGE Analysis

The nightmare season came to a close for Murray, who ran for fewer than half of the 1,845 yards he recorded last year with the Cowboys. Despite scoring in each of the last two weeks, the 28-year-old also found the end zone just seven times after compiling at least 11 touchdowns in each of his previous two seasons. Coach Chip Kelly's departure could have a positive effect on Murray's usage, and he will look to rebound in 2016.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
7 months ago4 Comments

Murray rushed five times for 27 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's loss to Washington. He also caught three of four targets for 24 receiving yards.

EDGE Analysis

The Eagles split their backfield touches fairly evenly, as Darren Sproles rushed five times for nine yards and Ryan Mathews rushed four times for five yards and a touchdown. Obviously, Murray was the most productive of the bunch, but it did little to get him significantly more touches. Additionally, Sproles was very active in the passing game, catching seven of nine targets for 56 yards. With the Eagles clearly not preferring any one running back over the others, Murray's fantasy value will continue to be limited.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
7 months ago

Murray had two carries for three yards in Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Cardinals

EDGE Analysis

Chip Kelly attributed Murray's lack of work to game flow, even though Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles combined for 17 carries and six targets. Murray probably would've gotten a couple more carries if the game had stayed close, but it's pretty clear that Kelly prefers to mostly lean on Mathews and Sproles.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
7 months ago

Murray finished with 34 rushing yards on 11 carries, and two catches for three yards on two targets Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Murray was slightly out-gained by both Ryan Mathews (consussion/groin) and Darren Sproles, as all three running backs saw similar workloads. It's going to be tough for Murray to find consistent traction if he's only getting about one third of the action in Philly's backfield, and his 3.1 yards-per-carry average in this one certainly didn't help his cause. A bounce-back performance should be hard to come by against a well-rested Cardinals defense next week.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
7 months ago

Murray is active for Sunday's game against the Bills. However, Murray's workload for the contest remains very uncertain, with NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reporting earlier in the day that Murray could be as low as fourth on the depth chart at running back.

EDGE Analysis

Murray's first season in Philadelphia has been an extremely rocky ride, and after seeing just eight carries on 14 snaps last week against New England while seeing his rushing average plunge to just 3.5 yards per carry on the campaign, it appears that coach Chip Kelly is beginning to lose faith in the running back. The Eagles will keep all four of their running backs active Sunday, but it appears likely that either Ryan Mathews or Darren Sproles will spearhead the team's platoon at the position, potentially leaving Murray and Kenjon Barner to pick up the scraps. Given the likelihood that he'll see minimal carries Sunday, not to mention his ineffectiveness this season, it's difficult to justify starting Murray in most leagues this week.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
7 months ago

As Sunday's game against the Bills approaches, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles "have weighed all options with Murray, even sitting him." Meanwhile, NFL Network's Albert Breer doesn't expect Murray to get much more work in Week 14 than he did last weekend, when the running back was limited to 14 snaps.

EDGE Analysis

With that in mind, Rapoport suggests that Darren Sproles could head the team's backfield Sunday, while Breer notes that Ryan Mathews -- who is expected to return from a concussion -- could also see some early-down work ahead of Murray, with Sproles and Kenjon Barner representing the team's top options on passing downs. Either way, Murray is a very risky play in Week 14, considering reports that he he could well be the Eagles' fourth-most used running back Sunday.