Titans to release RB Murray

Running back DeMarco Murray will be released by the Tennessee Titans after two seasons in Nashville.

The Titans informed Murray of the decision on Thursday, a move that clears the way for third-year back Derrick Henry to step into a starting role under new head coach Mike Vrabel.

Tennessee will save $6.5 million against the cap without incurring a dead-money charge.

Murray joined the Titans prior to the 2016 season in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles and ran for 659 yards and six touchdowns last season on 184 carries. He missed the final two games of the season and the playoffs with a knee injury.

The seven-year pro carried the ball 293 times for 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016.

"I want to thank DeMarco for his contributions as a Titan, not only for what he did on the field but also in the locker room and in the community," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. "He was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward."

Murray spent four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the Eagles as a free agent in 2015.

--Field Level Media

03/08/2018 17:41

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