Mularkey: DeMarco Murray Might Be Able to Go in a Limited Role Vs Jaguars

During a press conference on Tuesday, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey refused to rule veteran running back DeMarco Murray out for next Sunday’s crucial game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and said the team hopes to use him in a “limited role” according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.

Murray has been diagnosed with an LCL sprain and Mularkey claimed the injury is primarily a “pain tolerance deal”. The Titans are in a must-win situation against the Jags if they want to have any hope of earning a wildcard playoff berth but Mularkey’s obsession with the 29-year-old Murray is mystifying as the veteran has rarely been effective in 2017 whether injured or healthy.

Heading into Week 17, Murray’s 3.58 yards per carry is 38th amongst qualified runners. Second-year back Derrick Henry’s 4.68 is ninth by comparison. Murray (and Mularkey) has been holding the Titans’ offense back. If Murray is unable to suit up next weekend, Henry will likely assume the workhorse role he should have been given weeks ago.

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