DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
5 days ago

Murray rushed 16 times for 114 yards and a touchdown, and added five catches for 41 more in Sunday's 17-10 loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Murray was by far the most productive member of a Titans offense that otherwise struggled to produce against a Raiders defense that came in allowing 34.5 points per game. Rookie Derrick Henry siphoned off 10 carries, but it was the veteran that converted from five yards out for Tennessee's first rushing touchdown of the season. With a major role as a receiver out of the backfield as well, Murray is asserting himself as a well-rounded weapon for the Titans after coming over in an offseason trade with Philadelphia.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
2 weeks ago

Murray rushed 12 times for 89 yards, and caught all seven of his targets for 56 more in Sunday's 16-15 win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

The majority of Murray's rushing yardage came on a 67-yard run, as he managed just 2.0 yards per carry outside of that play and was brought down in his own end zone for a safety on one occasion. He was once again involved as a receiver, finishing second on the team in yards and leading in catches one week after scoring twice through the air. Rookie Derrick Henry got nine carries, but the offseason trade acquisition is still the clear leading man in Tennessee's backfield given his involvement in every aspect of the offense.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
3 weeks ago

Murray carried the ball 13 times for 42 yards, and added five receptions for 35 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets in his Titans debut Sunday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Murray was surprisingly impactful as a receiver, taking advantage of mismatches against linebackers and defensive linemen out of the backfield. He capped the first half by somersaulting over a defender for Tennessee's first touchdown of the season on a six-yard catch before hauling in a four-yard score in the game's final minute. The offseason trade acquisition has established himself as the primary running back in Tennessee after getting 11 more touches than rookie Derrick Henry.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
3 weeks ago

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey reiterated that Murray is the team's primary back and will get spelled by rookie Derrick Henry when he needs a breather.

EDGE Analysis

Henry got a good look in preseason, leading the Tennessee backfield in carries, yards and touchdowns, but Mularkey made it clear that Murray is the lead back and there will be no riding the "hot hand." Week 1 has Murray and the Titans playing host to the Vikings, a team that finished 18th in rushing yards allowed per game in 2015, but were fourth in rushing TDs allowed.

DeMarco Murray
RB TEN (13)
1 month ago

Murray finished with eight carries for 40 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

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 Murray
RB TEN (13)
1 month ago

Murray rushed five times for 20 yards Saturday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

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 Murray
RB TEN (13)
2 months ago

Murray rushed six times for 93 yards, highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

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 Murray
RB TEN (13)
2 months ago

According to head coach Mike Mularkey, Murray will see limited reps during the preseason.

EDGE Analysis

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 Murray
RB TEN (13)
5 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)
7 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.