Murray, who suffered a knee injury Dec. 24, doesn't need surgery at this point, according to the Titans' official site. The injury kept Murray out of the Titans' regular-season finale as well as the team's two postseason contests, but the veteran back suggests that he could have returned to the field this coming weekend had Tennessee advanced to the AFC championship game. On the heels of recording 1,287 rushing yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2016 while also catching 53 passes for 377 yards, Murray carried 184 times for 659 yards and caught 39 passes 266 yards in 2017, en route to scoring seven times in 15 games. Murray's volume decreased this past season, while second-year power back Derrick Henry's increased. Looking ahead, Murray indicates that he hopes to return to the team to work in tandem with Henry in 2018, but noted "we'll see how things unfold and go from there." Murray is currently under contract with the Titans through the 2019 season, but the Tennessean points out that the running back's deal includes no further guaranteed money. With that in mind, it's not hard to imagine the Titans cutting Murray this offseason, unless his contract is restructured.
Murray (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's divisional-round game at New England, Field Yates of ESPN reports. According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, Murray missed back-to-back practices to start the week. Shortly after the second absence, the Titans made a definitive ruling on the veteran running back, who racked up 184 carries for 659 yards and six touchdowns to go with 39 receptions (on 47 targets) for 266 yards and another score in 15 games during the regular season. With Murray out of the picture this weekend, the Titans will roll with Derrick Henry as a three-down workhorse in the backfield.
Murray (knee) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Murray emerged from the Titans' Week 16 loss on Dec. 24 with a knee injury that has since been clarified as a third-degree MCL tear. On Monday, head coach Mike Mularkey termed Murray "day-to-day," according to Wolfe, seemingly due to the running back's ability to tough out injuries, no matter the severity. In this case, though, Murray has been unable to practice in any capacity, leaving his status in limbo as the team prepares for a divisional-round contest at New England. In his stead, the backfield is in good hands with Derrick Henry, who has averaged 154 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown per outing during Murray's two-game absence.
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that Murray (knee) is considered day-to-day heading into Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Patriots, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. "For [Murray] to miss anything, something's got to be hurt," Mularkey said Sunday. "I'm definitely not going to rule him out. He's day-to-day." When asked Sunday about the nature of Murray's knee issue, Mularkey would only offer that the veteran running back was dealing with a "pretty good" injury, though Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that Murray is recovering from a Grade 3 MCL tear that he sustained during a Week 16 loss to the Rams. The injury subsequently resulted in Murray sitting out the regular-season finale and the Titans' wild-card victory over the Chiefs, allowing Derrick Henry to serve as the team's lead back in both contests. After establishing a new Titans playoff record with 191 scrimmage yards in the win over Kansas City, Henry was named the starter heading into the showdown with New England, likely limiting Murray to a supporting role if he's able to suit up for the contest. The Titans should have a better idea regarding Murray's outlook for the weekend after assessing his health during their three official practices Tuesday through Thursday.
Murray (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. With Murray still sidelined, Derrick Henry will continue to lead the Titans backfield this weekend. In the team's regular-season finale, Henry logged a season-high 28 carries for 51 yards and added a 66-yard TD catch. Looking ahead, back-to-back missed games suggest that Murray would be no lock to play in the divisional round of the playoffs, should Tennessee triumph Saturday. The running back suffered an MCL injury during the Week 16 loss to the Rams.
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