By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent running back DeMarco Murray announced his retirement on Friday. He is leaving the game behind at 30-years-old.
He was released by the Tennessee Titans in March. Since then, there has been little interest in his services.
The past two seasons, after Murray was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, he split carries with former Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. This season, Murray had 184 carries for 659 yards and six touchdowns in 15 starts.
The Titans decided to go in a different direction with Murray in the offseason. The new coaching staff, led by head coach Mike Vrabel, and management decided to make Henry the workhorse this season.
Henry provided that he could handle the load, as he was relied on heavily against the Kansas City Chiefs in their January Wild Card game. He had 23 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown as the Titans won, before being eliminated by the New England Patriots the next weekend.
Murray struggled with the Eagles in Chip Kelly’s offense. He played just one season in Philadelphia, as he appeared in 15 games with 8 starts.
He had 193 carries for 702 yards and six touchdowns with the Birds. It was his worst rushing season since his sophomore campaign with the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
His career ends with 99 appearances, including 86 starts. Murray had 1,604 carries for 7,174 yards and 49 touchdowns.
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