TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired former NFL player DeMarco Murray as its running backs coach.
The school announced the addition to Kevin Sumlin's staff on Friday.
Murray was recruited by and played for Sumlin at Oklahoma and joins the Wildcats after seven NFL seasons with Dallas, Philadelphia and Tennessee. He rushed for 7,174 yards and had 2,165 receiving yards before retiring last summer.
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
New faces: Coach Mike Vrabel, defensive coordinator Dean Pees, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, CB Malcolm Butler, RB Dion Lewis, G Kevin Pamphile, QB Blaine Gabbert, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, LB Will Compton, DL Bennie Logan, LB Rashaan Evans, LB Harold Landry, S Kendrick Lewis, S Kenny Vaccaro.
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Nashville, Tennessee
LAST YEAR: Titans swept Jacksonville but missed AFC South title after losing three straight in December. Winning first postseason game in 14 years with amazing comeback in Kansas City didn't save coach Mike Mularkey, not when he stuck with OC Terry Robiskie following ugly rout in New England.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are coming off their first playoff victory in 14 years with a brand new coach and no obvious holes to be filled in the NFL draft.
That gives general manager Jon Robinson lots of flexibility on what to do with the 25th pick overall Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have told backup quarterback Matt Cassel, safety Da'Norris Searcy and receiver Eric Weems that they will be released.
The moves announced Friday come a day after the Titans said they will be cutting running back DeMarco Murray.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans plan to release running back DeMarco Murray.
The Titans announced their intentions Thursday, when general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement that Murray "was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee when they host the Titans in the divisional round Saturday night.
Both Burkhead and Gillislee are out with knee injuries. With them out, the primary rushing duties will fall to Dion Lewis and James White.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says running back DeMarco Murray will not play against the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round.
Mularkey said Wednesday that Murray is not close enough to play Saturday night in New England.
The coach had listed Murray as day to day after the Titans (10-7) beat Kansas City in the wild-card round. But Murray has yet to practice, and Mularkey says the veteran running back is close enough to play next week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee running back DeMarco Murray will miss his second straight game with the Titans ruling him out against the Kansas City Chiefs in their AFC wild-card game Saturday.
Coach Mike Mularkey had refused to rule the veteran running back out until Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will play their important regular-season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars without running back DeMarco Murray.
Murray sprained his right knee in a 27-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Titans coach Mike Mularkey ruled Murray out Friday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fans wanting to see Derrick Henry start at running back instead of DeMarco Murray will get their chance to see what that looks like in the Titans' most important game of the season.
Coach Mike Mularkey isn't ruling Murray out of the Titans' regular-season finale against Jacksonville on Sunday. Mularkey said Tuesday that the veteran will be limited at best if an injured knee allows him to play at all.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee could be without starting running back DeMarco Murray next week when it tried to clinch a playoff spot.
Murray injured his right knee with 2:23 left in the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Coach Mike Mularkey said his running back will have an MRI, but it doesn't look good.
The Rams lost left guard Rodger Saffold to a rib injury late in the game. Los Angeles safety Marqui Christian also hurt a shoulder.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan remembers only too well how the Titans always seemed to find a way to lose through his first two seasons in the NFL.
Now they're finding ways to win, and that's all that matters.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews returned to practice Friday in a limited capacity and likely is a game-time decision Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Matthews hadn't practiced since hurting a hamstring Nov. 23 in practice, forcing him to miss last week's victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry took it personally when Tennessee started slowly Sunday.
The two running backs made sure they finished with a flurry.
Henry delivered the body blows with five strong runs midway through the fourth quarter and Murray finally punched it in from 1 yard with 5:59 left, giving the Titans a 20-16 win and their first victory in 10 tries at Lucas Oil Stadium.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for his illegal hit on Tampa Bay receiver DeSean Jackson last week and Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict wasn't fined after his ejection against Tennessee for pushing away the arm of an official who tried to break up a sideline scuffle.
Burfict wasn't fined for his late hit out of bounds two plays earlier, either.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker can pin down the biggest difference between the Titans this season and their often painful struggles of recent seasons.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are starting to show they can finish in style. The result is the best start for this franchise since 2008.
Marcus Mariota tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray with 36 seconds left , and the Titans rallied to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-20 Sunday for their fourth consecutive victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee running back DeMarco Murray practiced fully Wednesday for the Titans despite hurting a knee and an arm in a win over Baltimore.
Murray, who also has dealt with hamstring and shoulder issues this season, has missed practice time in recent weeks. The Pro Bowl running back who led the AFC in rushing last season has yet to miss a game for the Titans (5-3) and leads the team in rushing with 391 yards.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A four-play sequence sums up the Tennessee Titans' season so far.
With first-and-goal at the Cleveland 1, the Titans ran DeMarco Murray twice without success. Marcus Mariota missed a wide-open tight end Delanie Walker in the end zone. Then they couldn't reach pay dirt on fourth down with Derrick Henry running behind a line featuring Pro Bowler Taylor Lewan at left tackle and All-Pro Jack Conklin at right tackle.
This could be a busy week on the waiver wire as the NFL has six teams on bye in Week 8. The Giants, Packers, Titans, Rams, Cardinals and Jaguars each have the week off.
That means no Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray, Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Leonard Fournette, Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams or Larry Fitzgerald.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are unsure whether a trio of players will be able to play Sunday when they visit the winless Cleveland Browns.
Running back DeMarco Murray, who tweaked his hamstring for the second time this season Monday night, returned to practice Friday but was limited in his workouts. He will be a game-time decision.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hope they've rediscovered their punishing ground game.
The NFL's third best rushing team a year ago, the Titans have run for at least 168 yards in three games this season. They've scored at least 33 points in each of those games to showcase the "exotic smash mouth" approach Titans coach Mike Mularkey wants.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have seen Marcus Mariota be a pretty quick healer, and that's what they're hoping for from their quarterback who's dealing with a strained hamstring.
Coach Mike Mularkey said Monday that Mariota is day to day after an MRI showed a strain. Mularkey compared the injury to running back DeMarco Murray's recent hamstring injury, which kept the Pro Bowler out of a couple practices but not a game.
Last week most people in the fantasy football community were down on Jordan Howard and DeMarco Murray. Both running backs were limited in practice all week with injuries and both were questionable to play Week 3. Not only did both play, but they finished the week as Top 12 running backs.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the hallmarks of Pete Carroll's defenses since he arrived in Seattle is that the Seahawks simply don't give up the big play on a regular basis.
Allowing little stuff underneath is fine and is part of the way Seattle plays. But don't give up the long pass or a long run.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans believe they can play with the NFL's best this season, and a big win over the Seattle Seahawks is just the latest proof to back them up.
The Titans scored 24 points in the second half and ran over the Seahawks for 195 yards Sunday for a 33-27 victory . They've now won two straight for their best start since opening 3-1 in 2013.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are proving they can put on quite an offensive show.
Just wait for the second half.
This time, Marcus Mariota threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee scored 24 points after halftime in rallying to beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 Sunday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray returned to practice, but his status for Sunday's game against Seattle remains undecided because of a hamstring injury.
Murray was listed as questionable after being limited on Friday. He had missed two straight practices with the injury.
"He looked better today. He took more snaps today," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.
TENNESSEE TITANS (9-7)
New faces: WR Corey Davis, CB Adoree Jackson, WR Eric Decker, DT Sylvester Williams, WR Taywan Taylor, CB Logan Ryan, S Johnathan Cyprien, TE Jonnu Smith, LB Erik Walden, LB Daren Bates, G/C Tim Lelito, S Brynden Trawick.
Key losses: CB Jason McCourty, WR Kendall Wright, S Rashad Johnson, NT Al Woods.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans don't know whether running back DeMarco Murray will make his preseason debut Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Friday that "I'll make that decision after I watch the tape today. Mularkey added that "I felt that way at this time last week too and by game time I made a decision."
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In most cases, replacing two record-holders at one position would be cause for concern.
Oklahoma feels as if it is reloading.
The Sooners need to fill the slots left open when running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon chose to leave early for the NFL. Perine left Oklahoma as the school's all-time rushing leader, and he's climbing the depth chart with the Washington Redskins.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has a basic approach to backing up a Pro Bowl running back in DeMarco Murray with the Tennessee Titans.
Feel, and work, as if he is a starter in the NFL.
Even if he did happen to win the Heisman Trophy in 2015.
"It was different coming off the year that I had in college coming in being the second guy," Henry said. "But it was a growth year, an experience year, helped me learn a lot. Prepared me for this year to get better."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DeMarco Murray is coming off a season where he led the AFC in rushing and earned his third Pro Bowl selection. So much for being done after a painful season in Philadephia.
Now the running back, who turns 30 in February, is facing the ultimate challenge: Time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis is having an MRI exam on his hamstring after being hurt catching a pass during a 1-on-1 drill.
Coach Mike Mularkey says he didn't have an update on Davis when practice ended.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For all the really good things Tennessee did offensively in 2016, the Titans feel pretty confident that they can be even better in 2017.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DeMarco Murray was wearing a cast and wrap on his right hand at the Tennessee Titans' practice Thursday, but the running back and coach Mike Mularkey say the injury isn't serious.
Murray had a minor surgical procedure on his right ring finger last week to correct and issue that been bothering him since the second week of the 2016 season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Winning NFL free agency often doesn't translate into wins on the field.
Check out the "Dream Team" the Philadelphia Eagles put together in 2011. They spent a ton of money on free agents, including cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and defensive end Jason Babin. They were favorites to win the division and contend for a Super Bowl, but went 8-8 that season and 4-12 the next.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have promoted Jon Robinson to executive vice president/general manager.
Robinson was hired as general manager last year and made a variety of moves that helped the Titans improve from 3-13 in 2015 to 9-7 this season.
He traded out of the No. 1 position in last year's draft to add more picks and also acquired running back DeMarco Murray, who led the AFC with 1,287 yards rushing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DeMarco Murray finished his first season in Tennessee leading the AFC in rushing and third overall in the NFL.
And the veteran running back said Sunday after the Titans beat Houston 24-17 that he finished the season playing with a torn plantar plate in his right foot.
Yes, Murray says it was rough enough he took medication just to practice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DeMarco Murray has a chance to lead the AFC in rushing with a strong performance Sunday in Tennessee's season finale. The veteran running back even has been mentioned as a possible candidate for NFL Comeback Player of the Year — two years after he was voted the league's offensive player of the year.
Murray said he only wants one thing Sunday when he walks off the field: A win.
The Tennessee Titans are making believers out of lots of folks.
The idea that they could win the AFC South is very much alive after their victory over Denver.
Should the Titans come out of Kansas City with another win on Sunday, the question might become are they good enough to not only make the playoffs, but do damage there?
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Samaje Perine is set to surpass all the great Oklahoma running backs and claim the school's career rushing mark.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A year ago, the Tennessee Titans lost their way in the race for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Now they find themselves tied atop the AFC South and coming off a very big upset of the defending Super Bowl champions.
DeMarco Murray ran for 92 yards and a touchdown, and the Titans held on to beat the Denver Broncos 13-10 Sunday and keep a piece of the lead in their division.
"We're definitely a team that's on the rise," Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo said.