The Titans announced Thursday that they’ve informed veteran RB DeMarco Murray that he will be released.
“I want to thank DeMarco for his contributions as a Titan, not only for what he did on the field but also in the locker room and in the community,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. “He was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward.”
Murray had come up as a potential cap casualty for the Titans the past few months, given that they have Derrick Henry ready to take over as their No. 1 running back, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Murray, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2011. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $25.5 million contract that included $12.5 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $6.25 million for the 2018 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing will Murray free up $6.5 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2017, Murray has appeared in 15 games and rushed for 659 yards on 184 carries (3.6 YPC) to go along with 39 receptions for 266 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 26 running back out of 58 qualifying players.