DeMarco Murray says he ‘took a year off last year’ with the Eagles

The Titans hope DeMarco Murray returns to his 2014 form.

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DeMarco Murray’s one year with the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t go according to plan. Murray led the NFL in rushing in 2014 with the Cowboys, rushing for 1,845 yards, but didn’t come close to those numbers in Philadelphia last year.

The Eagles shipped Murray to the Tennessee Titans earlier this week, one of the many players whom former Philly head coach Chip Kelly acquired last offseason.

And it appears both sides seem to be happy with the divorce, especially after hearing what Murray said Wednesday.

"I feel like I took a year off last year, so I am fresh," Murray said, according to the Titans official site.

DeMarco Murray’s one year with the Eagles was forgettable to say the least. 

Philly fans are sure to love that verbal jab, but Murray did see a major reduction in carries last year. He rushed for 702 on 193 carries in 2015, nearly 200 carries less than what he had when he led the NFL in rushing.

Now, will the Titans benefit from Murray’s lighter workload? We’ll soon find out.


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