Run­ning back Murray re­tires

For­mer of­fen­sive player of the year and three-time Pro Bowler was cut by Ti­tans in March.

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - Staff and wire re­ports

De­Marco Murray is re­tir­ing from the NFL. The 2014 of­fen­sive player of the year made the an­nounce­ment on ESPN on Fri­day, four months af­ter be­ing re­leased by the Ten­nessee Ti­tans.

Murray, 30, was a three-time Pro Bowler, in­clud­ing in 2016 with the Ti­tans, but lost his job to Der­rick Henry last sea­son. He ran for 659 yards and six touch­downs, dealt with a knee in­jury late in the year, and missed the Ti­tans’ final reg­u­lar-sea­son game and two play­off con­tests.

“I’ve al­ways heard the say­ing ‘when you know, you know, and one day that day will come,’ and for me it was the last year or two,” said Murray, who led the league with 1,845 yards rush­ing with Dal­las in 2014. “I’ve been con­stantly think­ing about this. Work­ing out still, in great shape, feel great ... I just woke up a cou­ple weeks ago and it started to burn and burn and trigger and it got deeper, so this morn­ing I de­cided to call it a ca­reer.”

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