According to Adam Schefter, recently released Tennessee Titans running back, DeMarco Murray, is scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions.
Former Titans’ RB DeMarco Murray is scheduled to visit Monday with the Detroit Lions, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2018
GM Bob Quinn has been relatively quiet in the early goings. There were reports that there was interest in CB Richard Sherman, but the corner didn’t end up leaving San Fransisco.
Murray is not what he used to be and is old (30) in running back years. Nevertheless, he still is a somewhat capable three-down back that can contribute in a timeshare.
The oft-injured back had one of his worst seasons as a professional last year. His avgerage rush was 3.6-yards per carry and only racked up 659-yards on the ground– both career lows. Important to note, he did have a 1,200-yard season the year prior. It’s not uncommon for RBs to suddenly hit the proverbial wall once they hit age 30 though.
On a positive note, his market should be light and his cost should come cheap.
Quinn said he was going to make a concerted effort in fixing the run game this year. Murray might not be the final answer, but at least it’s a sign Quinn will be aggressive to remedy last year’s rushing woes.