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DeMarco Murray | Running Back | #29

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (71) / DAL
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Titans coach Mike Mularkey reiterated on Tuesday that DeMarco Murray remains the team's "workhorse."
Mularkey said the same thing last month. It stands to reason that sophomore Derrick Henry will get more opportunities following an impressive rookie campaign, but at least to begin the year, the Titans will attempt to maintain the status quo. Headed into his age-29 season, Murray faded down the stretch in 2016. Mar 28 - 1:51 PM

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Coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday the Titans will continue to view DeMarco Murray as "the guy" in their backfield for 2017.

Mularkey called sophomore Derrick Henry "an important part of our offense," but confirmed Murray will enter 2017 as Tennessee's workhorse. Now 29 years old, Murray averaged 4.39 yards per carry and logged 346 touches last season, although his effectiveness waned down the stretch due to a toe injury. While Henry will remain a threat for short-yardage and complementary carries, Murray's superior all-purpose ability keeps his feature back role secure.
Feb 22 - 9:08 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he wants his running backs to release into their pass routes "quicker."

"My first couple years here, we were one of the worst teams in protections, gave up the most sacks two years ago," Mularkey said. "And we may have over-emphasized it too much that the backs are waiting for something to happen and trying to get an extra chip. But we’ve got to get them out quicker." DeMarco Murray managed 53 receptions despite Mularkey's concerns, which was tied for sixth in the league among running backs. If given more freedom to get downfield, it is possible he could better that number in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Feb 21 - 11:05 AM

DeMarco Murray (foot) expects to avoid surgery, but hasn't ruled it out.

Murray expects rest to do the trick for his "torn plantar plate," but couldn't completely rule out going under the knife. Murray didn't miss any games, but wasn't the same after his mid-season toe/foot issue. Murray has dealt with foot problems in the past. The ex-Cowboy turns 29 next month.
Jan 2 - 1:05 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 11 times for 21 yards in the Titans' Week 17 win over the Texans.

It was a quiet end to what was a Comeback Player of the Year-caliber campaign. Murray finishes with 1,287 yards on the ground, 585 more than he posted as an Eagle. Murray tallied 1,664 yards from scrimmage, 12 total touchdowns and 4.39 yards per carry. He was gliding like he did as a Cowboy before suffering a mid-season toe injury. Murray confirmed after Week 17 that he was playing through a "torn plantar plate" in his foot. Derrick Henry is an ascendant player, but going on 29, Murray will be back as the Titans' No. 1 back in 2017. Henry's presence could make it difficult for Murray to match his 2016 numbers, however.
Jan 1 - 5:19 PM

DeMarco Murray managed 42 yards on 14 carries and caught 2-of-4 targets for 18 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

He also continued to lose a handful of red-zone carries to Derrick Henry. The real culprit in this one was game flow, as Jacksonville jumped out to an early lead and went on to dominate with both its passing game and defense. Now out of the playoff hunt, the Titans will close out against the Texans in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:29:00 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 18 times for 89 yards in the Titans' Week 15 win over the Chiefs.

Murray added five catches for 52 yards on six targets. His 141 total yards are great, but Murray could have had a much bigger day if things had broken more in his favor. Derrick Henry handled one series all to himself in the first half, and he piled up 41 yards on five carries before capping it off with a touchdown. And later in the fourth quarter, Murray had a big catch down to the one-yard line, but Henry got the carry on the next play and punched it in for his second score. What the Titans are doing is working, so we can't complain, but it would have been nice to see Murray get one of the scores. Murray will be a high-end RB1 next week at Jacksonville.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:11:00 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 21 times for 92 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Broncos.

Murray's one-yard touchdown plunge and a pair of Ryan Succop field goals was all the Titans needed to down the reigning champs. Murray probably shouldn't have even had an opportunity to score his touchdown, but earlier on the drive it was ruled Delanie Walker stepped out at the five-yard line. He didn't, but the Titans were still able to cash in. Murray has been tremendous this season and will again be an elite RB1 next week on the road against the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:12:00 PM

DeMarco Murray has been removed from the Week 14 injury report.

Murray is fully healthy coming off Tennessee's bye. He should see a heavy workload after he had been losing carries to Derrick Henry. Murray's in a good spot this week against a Denver defense that will be without ILB Brandon Marshall.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:49:00 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 17 times for 43 yards and caught five passes for 41 yards in Tennessee's Week 12 win over Chicago.

It's the second straight game Murray has been held in check after averaging 3.3 YPC last week. Derrick Henry outrushed Murray on fewer carries and vultured a red-zone touchdown. Murray has been playing through a foot injury and should benefit from the Titans bye. He'll get a matchup with Denver in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:56:00 PM

DeMarco Murray (foot) was taken off the injury report for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Bears.

He was absent from Wednesday's practice but returned to a full session on Thursday. Murray is still dealing with a nagging toe injury but you wouldn't know it by the way he's been playing. He'll take a six-game touchdown streak into Sunday's matchup against Chicago.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:42:00 PM

DeMarco Murray (foot) returned to Titans practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

The Titans were managing Murray's reps Wednesday. He'll he a high-end RB1 against the Bears.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 03:36:00 PM

DeMarco Murray (foot) didn't practice on Wednesday.

He didn't practice last Wednesday either. Murray has been dealing with a toe injury for several weeks but it hasn't affected his fantasy performance yet. Even at less than 100 percent, Murray should be a solid RB1 against Chicago in Week 12.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 04:28:00 PM

DeMarco Murray had 21 carries for 70 yards and caught three passes for nine yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Colts.

Murray had one of his worst games on the ground, averaging 3.3 YPC. He caught a three-yard touchdown on the final play of the first half, but didn't do much after that. Murray failed to convert a fourth-and-1 at the end of the game that cost Tennessee a chance to tie it. He went over 1,000 yards on the year and has a touchdown in six straight weeks. Murray is locked in as an RB1 for Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 04:59:00 PM

DeMarco Murray (foot) is active for Week 11 against the Colts.

Murray is the only Titans injury we tracked this week, but his status was never in doubt. He's looked fully healthy playing through his toe issue. Tennessee's inactives are TE Jace Amaro, WR Tre McBride, OLB Kevin Dodd, OG Sebastian Tretola, RB David Fluellen, DB Curtis Riley, and NT Al Woods.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
3Alex Tanney
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
4Khalfani Muhammad
GLB1Derrick Henry
2DeMarco Murray
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Rishard Matthews
2Harry Douglas
3Eric Weems
4Jonathan Krause
5Darius Jennings
WR21Corey Davis
2Tajae Sharpe
3Taywan Taylor
4Tre McBride
WR31Tajae Sharpe
TE1Delanie Walker
2Phillip Supernaw
3Jonnu Smith
4Jace Amaro
5Jerome Cunningham
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Sebastian Tretola
3Corey Levin
C1Ben Jones
2Tim Lelito
3Karim Barton
RG1Josh Kline
2Josue Matias
3Tyler Marz
RT1Jack Conklin
2Brad Seaton
K1Ryan Succop