Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Titans Plan To Release DeMarco Murray

Titans Plan To Release DeMarco Murray

Derrick Henry will be the Tennessee Titans' star running back moving forward after the team parted ways with DeMarco Murray on Thursday.

The 49ers have signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a three-year, $20.3 million contract extension that includes $10 million guaranteed.

By releasing Murray, the Titans save $4.5 million in cap space. "He was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward".

He has played with the Titans since 2016.

Murray, 30, was splitting time with Derrick Henry a year ago, even though Henry was the much better player in 2017. He missed the final two games of the season and the playoffs with a knee injury. The 27-year-old Goodwin set career highs last season with 56 catches for 962 yards and scored two touchdowns. He will likely be part of a running back committee wherever he signs next.

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Murray posted a career-low 659 rushing yards and tied a career low with 3.6 yards per carry in 2017.

Last season, Murray wasn't quite as prolific. Henry, a former Heisman Trophy victor and second-round pick, had 156 yards rushing in a great comeback wild-card win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

But the 30-year-old struggled with injuries during the 2017 season-posting 659 yards and six touchdowns on a career-low 3.6 yards per carry-as Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy victor and 2016 second-round pick, took on a bigger role.

Murray, who played his first four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and then spent a season in Philadelphia, dealt with a number of injuries during the course of the 2017 season, when second-year running back Derrick Henry took on a bigger workload. He ran for 744 yards during the regular season and added 184 yards while starting both playoff games.

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