Seahawks To Host RB DeMarco Murray

The Seahawks will host free agent running back DeMarco Murray after he meets with the Lions on Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Seattle fielded one of the league’s worst running games in 2017, as the club ranked in the bottom third of the NFL in both yards per rush and rushing DVOA. While the Seahawks will return Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise, and J.D. McKissic in 2018, Eddie Lacy is an unrestricted free agent while Thomas Rawls and Mike Davis are restricted free agents.

Murray, whom the Titans released last week, is not only entering his age-30 campaign, but coming off the worst season of his career. While he appeared in 15 games, Murray ceded work to second-year back Derrick Henry, and tied a career-low with only 3.6 yards per carry.

It’s not all bad news for Murray, however, as he was still able to manage 39 receptions in the passing game. Additionally, Murray is only one season removed from a 1,200 yard season on the ground, and — even in down year — still ranked as a league-average back in DVOA, Football Outsiders‘ per-play value metric.

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5 comments on “Seahawks To Host RB DeMarco Murray

  1. jsmoove317

    Yea would love to have Murray an maybe draft Sony from Georgia

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    • 24TheKid

      I don’t see how he could be any worse than Lacey/Rawls/Procise. Now, if Carson is healthy and is able to produce like what we saw last season, Murray will not be as good as him.

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  2. ahale224

    I think Carson is the real deal. So bringing in an older vet isn’t such s bad thing as long as it’s not taking touches away from Carson, who is the better player at this point.

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