QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
1 month ago

Murray will announce his retirement from football Friday afternoon, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray recently said he wanted to sign with a team before training camp, but he apparently changed his mind at some point this week, likely realizing that he'd need to settle for a contract without significant guaranteed money or a sure-fire role. After putting up 1,664 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns his first season in Tennessee, the 30-year-old back struggled with injuries and general ineffectiveness throughout 2017, averaging just 3.6 yards on 184 carries and 6.8 yards on 39 receptions. Assuming he doesn't change his mind, Murray will finish his career with 7,174 rushing yards, 2,165 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns in 99 games. He'll be best remembered for a 392-1,845-12 rushing line with the 2014 Cowboys, followed by a clunker of a season for Chip Kelly's Eagles in 2015. ESPN.com's Cameron Wolfe expects Murray to pursue a career in broadcasting.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
1 month ago6 Comments

Murray hopes to sign with a team before training camp, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray met with the Lions, Seahawks and Dolphins in March, then declined to work out for the Saints in mid-June. He's optimistic he can find an opportunity better than the one in New Orleans, though it's hard to identify an obvious match. After averaging just 3.6 yards per carry in Tennessee last season, the 30-year-old might have better luck waiting until injuries during training camp and the preseason inevitably force a few teams to scramble for backfield help. If Murray were to sign with a team before the start of camp, he might end up in heated competition just to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
5 months ago

Murray is scheduled to visit the Dolphins on Sunday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray has also visited the Lions and Seahawks since being released by the Titans last week. Kenyon Drake stepped in as the Dolphins starter after trading away Jay Ajayi and found some success down the stretch, but a move proven running back could benefit the team. The 30-year-old saw a reduced workload in 2017 with Derrick Henry taking over the Titans backfield, totaling 659 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 184 carries.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
5 months ago

Murray is visiting the Seahawks on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Released by the Titans last week, Murray visited the Lions on Monday and left town without a contract. He'll likely have to settle for a shot to compete for work in a committee, following a 2017 campaign in which he took 184 carries for 659 yards and six touchdowns, managing only 3.6 yards per tote despite playing behind a solid offensive line. While no longer an explosive runner, the 30-year-old is still a strong pass protector and competent receiver. The Lions and Seahawks both need an early down thumper more so than a pass-catching threat.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
5 months ago

Murray is scheduled to visit with the Lions on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray's search for a new home begins in Detroit after he was released by the Titans earlier in the week. The Lions struggled to find consistency in the backfield last season, ranking last in the league with 1,221 rushing yards. Both Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick remain under contract with the Lions for the 2018 season, so it remains to be seen how the Lions would juggle all three backs if Murray were to sign. The veteran back recorded 659 yards and six touchdowns on 184 carries in 2017.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
5 months ago

The Titans will release Murray, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his second season with the Titans, Murray ran for 659 yards and six TDs on 184 carries in 2017. In the wake of his looming departure, Derrick Henry is poised to take over as Tennessee's lead running back. Murray, who turned 30 in February, will thus enter free agency as one of the top available options at his position and should have no problem landing a key role in another team's 2018 backfield.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
7 months ago

Murray, who suffered a knee injury Dec. 24, doesn't need surgery at this point, according to the Titans' official site.

EDGE Analysis

The injury kept Murray out of the Titans' regular-season finale, as well as the team's two postseason contests, but the veteran back suggests that he could have returned to the field this coming weekend, had Tennessee advanced to the AFC championship game. On the heels of recording 1,287 rushing yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2016, while also catching 53 passes for 377 yards, Murray carried 184 times for 659 yards, while catching 39 passes 266 yards in 2017, en route to scoring seven times in 15 games. Murray's volume decreased this past season, while second-year power back Derrick Henry's increased. Looking ahead, Murray indicates that he hopes to return to the team to work in tandem with Henry in 2018, but noted "we'll see how things unfold and go from there." Murray is currently under contract with the Titans through the 2019 season, but the Tennessean points out that the running back's deal includes no further guaranteed money. With that in mind, it's not hard to imagine the Titans cutting Murray this offseason, unless his contract is restructured.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
7 months ago

Murray (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's divisional-round game at New England, Field Yates reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, Murray missed back-to-back practices to start the week. Shortly after the second absence, the Titans made a definitive ruling on the veteran running back, who racked up 184 carries for 659 yards and six touchdowns to go with 39 receptions (on 47 targets for 266 yards and another TD in 15 games during the regular season. With Murray out of the picture this weekend, the Titans will roll with Derrick Henry out of the backfield.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
7 months ago

Murray (knee) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray emerged from the Titans' Week 16 loss on Dec. 24 with a knee injury that has since been clarified as a third-degree MCL tear. On Monday, head coach Mike Mularkey termed Murray "day-to-day," according to Wolfe, seemingly due to the running back's ability to tough out injuries, no matter the severity. In this case, though, Murray has been unable to practice in any capacity, leaving his status in limbo as the team prepares for a divisional-round contest at New England. In his stead, the backfield is in good hands with Derrick Henry, who has averaged 154 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown per outing during Murray's two-game absence.

QDeMarco Murray
RB FA
7 months ago

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that Murray (knee) is considered day-to-day heading into Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Patriots, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. "For [Murray] to miss anything, something's got to be hurt," Mularkey said Sunday. "I'm definitely not going to rule him out. He's day-to-day."

EDGE Analysis

When asked Sunday about the nature of Murray's knee issue, Mularkey would only offer that the veteran running back was dealing with a "pretty good" injury, though Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that Murray is recovering from a Grade 3 MCL tear that he sustained during a Week 16 loss to the Rams. The injury subsequently resulted in Murray sitting out the regular-season finale and the Titans' wild-card victory over the Chiefs, allowing Derrick Henry to serve as the team's lead back in both contests. After establishing a new Titans playoff record with 191 scrimmage yards in the win over Kansas City, Henry was named the starter heading into the showdown with New England, likely limiting Murray to a supporting role if he's able to suit up for the contest. The Titans should have a better idea regarding Murray's outlook for the weekend after assessing his health during their three official practices Tuesday through Thursday.