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Titans RB DeMarco Murray Out for Critical Matchup with Jaguars Sunday

Titans running back DeMarco Murray has been ruled out of the team’s crucial Week 17 showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars according to Jim Wyatt of

It will be the first regular-season game Murray has missed in his two years with the Titans. The 29-year-old Murray suffered a third-degree MCL tear last weekend and, despite both coach Mike Mularkey and Murray himself claiming earlier in the week that he would try to play through the injury, it never seemed realistic to have the veteran suit up against the Jags. Second-year running back Derrick Henry will carry the load for the Titans in a game they must win to ensure a wild card berth in 2017. The good news is that Henry has been more effective than Murray all season despite seeing fewer carries.

Murray is not a lock to return for the playoffs even if the Titans make it there and his future in Tennessee is very much in doubt. Murray turns 30 in February and Henry cannot play second fiddle to him much longer.

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One Response to “Titans RB DeMarco Murray Out for Critical Matchup with Jaguars Sunday”

  1. Oilers Forever says:

    “Henry cannot play second fiddle to him much longer.”

    Never underestimate this organization’s ability to display bad judgment.

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