DeMarco Murray hopes to sign before camp starts

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Running back DeMarco Murray passed on a chance to work out for the Saints last month, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t looking for a job for the 2018 season.

Murray told Adam Schefter of ESPN that he hopes to sign before training camp gets underway and that he’s had conversations with a handful of teams about that possibility.

“I’ve had a lot of discussions with four or five teams that I feel will be a great fit for me,” Murray said. “It’s all about being transparent and, for me, I’m not looking to lead the league in rushing yards. Obviously I would work and do everything to give me the opportunity to do that, but it’s all about having an opportunity to get to the playoffs and have an opportunity to win a championship.”

Murray, who spoke to the Seahawks, Dolphins and Lions in March, said the time off since being released by the Titans this offseason has allowed him to recover from knee and hamstring injuries that cost him time last season.

27 responses to “DeMarco Murray hopes to sign before camp starts

  1. “I’ve had a lot of discussions” aka “I’ve got some options” aka “Plans are in motion” aka “I’ve got a bunch of leads” aka “I’m between jobs” aka “I’m sitting on my couch binging Netflix”

  2. He had the keys to the kingdom in Dallas. Gave it all up, and financially probably came out on the short end.

  3. He could always go back to Dallas for the league minimum and get plenty playing time for when Zeke pulls a hammy.

  4. I wonder about the financial expectation. Just read the article about how the Dolphins don’t care about Frank Gore’s age, but I don’t know if the article mentioned his salary is barely $1 million with only $90,000 guaranteed. Like (unlike?) Peterson last year, these older backs could have more opportunities to find a good fit if they are willing to fill a role and take less money. A lot of them can’t go from 300 touches and $10 million to 100 touches and $1 million.

  5. If he’s not on a 90-man roster what makes him think he’s going to make any team’s 55-man roster. He’s probably done. I hope he saved some of that money he made when he signed that deal as a free agent.

  6. This has to be about money. His numbers are good enough to be a number 2 back. Henry is a beast, so it’s not surprising they went with him or Murray. I suspect he will wait for that first big injury amongst starting RBs, then sign there.

  7. “I’m not looking to lead the league in rushing yards.” Why not? Shouldn’t every running back be looking to lead the league in rushing yards? Seems like an odd statement for a guy who was considered one of the leagues elite just a few years ago on the Cowboys. I always thought he should have stayed with the Cowboys but what do I know.

  8. The Steelers should be looking at him, it might put some pressure on Bell to sign his tender.

    As for the Lions, has any team had a more pathetic collection of gomers at RB in the last ten years? Why they didn’t snap up Murray is beyond me.

  9. His career sure did take nose dive after he left Dallas. He may have forgotten that he played behind the best offensive line in football when he was in Dallas. That’s why you got all those yards.

  10. Lol….wow some of you didn’t pay too much attention to Murray’s production with the Titans. He was a beast the last 2 seasons. And I got the fantasy title belts to prove it.

    I’m here to mostly pile on too, but I don’t think everyone can say they actually watch the games.

  11. The Bucs are gonna trot out Peyton Barber and rookie Ronald Jones. Wouldn’t hurt for them to take a flyer on him and see if he has anything left in the tank.

  12. I wouldn’t mind having him on the Vikings for a minimum contract. Last year, they had three running backs and they needed them all. This year, they only have two running backs. Murray would be a good insurance policy against another season-ending injury.

  13. The Lions are set at Running Back:

    Power: LeGarrette Blount (3x Super Bowl Champion. NFL Rushing Touchdowns Leader – 2016.)

    Finesse: Ameer Abdullah (NFL Kickoff Return Yards Leader – 2015. Poossibly on the Trade Block.)

    All-Around: Kerryon Johnson (2017 SEC Offensive Player of the Year.)

    Receiving: Theo Riddick (Top Tier Pass Catching Running Back according to PFF, and others.)

  14. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    July 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I wouldn’t mind having him on the Vikings for a minimum contract. Last year, they had three running backs and they needed them all. This year, they only have two running backs. Murray would be a good insurance policy against another season-ending injury.

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    They used 3 because their number 1 got hurt, and the other 2 have different styles. He adds nothing to the Vikings.

  15. kevines255 says:
    July 10, 2018 at 8:20 am
    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    July 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I wouldn’t mind having him on the Vikings for a minimum contract. Last year, they had three running backs and they needed them all. This year, they only have two running backs. Murray would be a good insurance policy against another season-ending injury.

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    They used 3 because their number 1 got hurt, and the other 2 have different styles. He adds nothing to the Vikings.
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    Yeah, I think I mentioned that they needed all three because one got hurt. If he gets hurt again, enjoy watching some UDFA get a bunch of carries.

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