DeMarco Murray faces uncertain future with Titans
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By Cameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As the dust begins to settle on the Tennessee Titans' new-look coaching staff, attention now turns to pending offseason decisions.

One of the Titans' first big decisions will involve running back DeMarco Murray, who has spent the past two seasons as the team's lead back but faces an uncertain path to return for the 2018 season.

There's a decent chance Murray has played his last down in a Titans uniform, and the team's decision-makers will likely spend time over the next month examining Murray's future.

In 2016, Murray was the AFC's leading rusher (1,287 rushing yards on 4.4 yards per carry), bouncing back from a rough pit stop in Philadelphia in which he rushed for 702 yards in 2015. He was the face of the Titans' exotic smashmouth attack, but injuries and a lack of explosiveness defined Murray's poor 2017 season (659 rushing yards, 3.6 yards per carry). Those stats marked a career low for Murray in rushing yards and tied for a career low in yards per carry.

Former Titans head coach Mike Mularkey had a special affinity for Murray, often puzzlingly playing him over a more effective Derrick Henry last season. Mularkey is now gone, and new head coach Mike Vrabel has no close connections to...

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