RB Notes: DeMarco Murray, Todd Gurley, Martayveus Carter

DeMarco Murray

  • Veteran RB DeMarco Murray announced that he’s retiring from the NFL on Friday. (NFLTR)
  • The news comes as a bit of surprise, given that he said just last week that he expected to sign with a team before the start of the season. (NFLTR)
  • According to Adam Caplan, Murray there were a “bunch of teams” with varying levels of interest in Murray. In fact, Caplan says that Murray would at least have had a backup job, so his retirement isn’t due to lack of interest.
  • Adam Schefter reports that Murray visited or spoke with the Lions, Dolphins, Saints and Seahawks among others. Schefter adds that while Murray considered all of these teams, retirement was the most attractive option.

Todd Gurley

Rams RB Todd Gurley tells Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times that seeing the contract disparity between NBA and NFL contracts is “insane.”

Us NFL players, we’re just mad about NBA contracts right now, that’s all. I just want like $80 million,” Gurley said. “Those guys are getting like $150 [million]. It’s crazy. It’s insane.

Gurley had his fifth-year option for the 2019 season picked up a few months ago, which means he’ll make a base salary of $9.63 million next year before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

Martayveus Carter

  • On Wednesday, Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter wound up going undrafted in this year’s Supplemental Draft. (NFLTR)
  • According to NFL Draft Diamonds, Carter has scheduled “a few workouts” with NFL teams.

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