DeMarco MurrayRB TEN (13) 2 days ago
Murray finished with eight carries for 40 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Murray's work came in just over one quarter of play, continuing his efficient and effective preseason thus far. The veteran reeled off a team-long rush of 17 yards on his first touch, before punching in from one-yard out to cap off the Titans' first offensive drive. On the whole, Murray now boasts 153 yards and two touchdowns on 19 preseason carries, giving him an eye-opening 8.1 yards per rush. With rookie Derrick Henry impressing behind him as well, the Titans have to feel good about their running game going into this season.
DeMarco MurrayRB TEN (13) 1 week ago
Murray rushed five times for 20 yards Saturday against the Panthers.
Murray got all three drives with the starting offense, while Derrick Henry didn't get to play until the backups came in. While Henry ended up leading the team in rushing, it's clear that the veteran trade acquisition is still being treated as the man in the Titans backfield. He'll have to maintain a high level if he wants to keep the rookie at bay, though.
DeMarco MurrayRB TEN (13) 2 weeks ago
Murray rushed six times for 93 yards, highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.
Murray wasn't a factor in the passing game, but did plenty of damage on the ground in three drives before giving way to rookie Derrick Henry. Henry also impressed, so it's a good thing the veteran brought his A-game for his Titans debut. Murray is being treated as the unquestioned starter despite a disappointing 2015 season in Philadelphia, but he'll have to maintain a high level to keep the status quo.
DeMarco MurrayRB TEN (13) 3 weeks ago
According to head coach Mike Mularkey, Murray will see limited reps during the preseason.
Murray, who was traded to the Titans in March, is expected to be the staple of their offense this season. Limiting his reps during the preseason could go a long way in preserving the back's health from unnecessary wear and tear. Given Murray's limited action, look for backs such as Derrick Henry, David Cobb, and Antonio Andrews to see increased carries this preseason.
DeMarco MurrayRB TEN (13) 4 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.
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 MurrayRB TEN (13) 6 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."
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 MurrayRB TEN (13) 6 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.
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 MurrayRB TEN (13) 6 months ago3 Comments
The Eagles and Titans are finalizing a trade to send Murray to Tennessee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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 MurrayRB TEN (13) 8 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.
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 MurrayRB TEN (13) 8 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.
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.