Running Back DeMarco Murray to Retire After Seven Seasons in NFL
DeMarco Murray
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Former Dallas Cowboys running back and Offensive Player of the Year DeMarco Murray is calling it a career after seven seasons in the NFL. Adam Schefter reported the news of DeMarco’s retirement on Twitter.

Murray made an official announcement on ESPN’s NFL Live. He said in his statement:

“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.”

There was some speculation if Murray would stay in the league or not. According to Schefter, Murray had meetings with other teams, but that retirement seemed the most attractive option.

Murray, a three-time Pro Bowl running back, had the worst year of his career last season. He rushed for just 659 rushing yards for the Tennessee Titans. This is in stark contrast to his 2016 campaign with the Titans, which had him rushing for an AFC leading 1,287 yards.

Murray’s best season came while as a member of the Cowboys. In 2014, Murray won NFL Offensive Play of the Year after leading the NFL in rushing with 1,845 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.

Murray left the Cowboys and joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. Things did not go well for Murray in Philadelphia, who many felt was not used to his full potential by then head coach Chip Kelly. Murray was traded to the Titans the following year.

Murray had a good seven-year stint in the NFL. He ends his career with 7,174 yards rushing and 49 touchdowns along with 307 receptions for 2,165 yards and 6 touchdowns.


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