DeMarco Murray Announces Retirement

In shocking news from the Titans, DeMarco Murray announces retirement. The Dallas Cowboys dodged a bullet did they not? Former Tennessee Titans running back, DeMarco Murray, surprised a lot of fans this week when he announced his retirement from the league after seven seasons.

“It’s been a long time thinking, the last year or two, and physically, mentally and emotionally, I think it’s time for me to hang it up,” Murray said while making his announcement on Friday.

The 30-year-old Murray was released by the Tennessee Titans during the offseason, but he was expected to sign with another team before the season started.

In 2016, he led the AFC with 1,287 yards, but he rushed for only 659 yards last season, a career low. One of the reasons Murray struggled last year was the fact that he was dealing with injuries throughout the season.

After the season, Murray laughed off the notion that his days as a starting running back were over, saying he still believed he can be a very productive back in the NFL.

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“I feel very confident in myself. Excited for the future. Excited for my future. I know what type of player I am,” Murray said at the time.

Despite rushing for a career low last year, Murray received a lot of interest from teams needing to add depth to the running back position, but the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year decided to walk away from the sport.

“It’s bittersweet, but for I think me it’s the right timing for myself and my family moving forward,” Murray said.

“I think you just wake up,” he said of making the decision. “I’ve always heard the saying, ‘When you know, you know, and one day that day will come.’ And for me it’s been the last year or two. I’ve been constantly thinking about this. Working out still, in great shape, feel great, and it’s time. It’s time for me.”

July 24, 2018 by : Posted in titans No Comments

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