All the Titans gave up to acquire the embattled running back was a pick swap in the fourth round. While he struggled in his first year with Philadelphia, Murray is just one season removed from an 1,845 rushing yard campaign. He immediately becomes the favorite to head the team's backfield in 2016, putting the roles of Sankey, David Cobb, and Antonio Andrews in question. Tennessee spent a second-round pick on Sankey in 2014, but this acquisition suggests they are already moving on from the young running back following a pair of unimpressive seasons.
Sankey played exactly 30 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Texans, taking advantage of his team's massive deficit in combination with Antonio Andrews' miscues. Sankey figures to get most of the passing-down work in Week 17, but it shouldn't actually be assumed that he'll go over 30 snaps. Andrews and David Cobb are probably still the better bets for early-down work.
Bishop Sankey rushed twice for 11 yards, and caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 more in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Sankey's 54 yards from scrimmage marked his highest total since way back in Week 1. It's possible he could see more action in Week 17 with both David Cobb and Antonio Andrews struggling of late, but the disgraced former starter has teased owners often enough in his first two NFL seasons that not many will be holding their breath.
Sankey got his first offensive touches since Week 10, as Dexter McCluster's season-ending wrist injury has opened up an opportunity for the second-year running back to get back on the field. His lack of involvement indicates that Sankey still has a long way to go before he regains the coaching staff's trust, though.
|P3||8/27/16||@ OAK||8:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ MIA||7:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 13|
|15||12/18/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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