The Titans have officially ruled out starting running back DeMarco Murray for Sunday’s win-or-go-home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Murray exited the game last weekend against the Rams with a knee injury.
The Titans ruled it an LCL sprain, but Adam Schefter reported that Murray had torn his MCL. Mike Mularkey kept the door open for Murray to play all week long, but he officially shut it today.
.@DeMarcoMurray has been ruled out for Sunday for @Titans— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) December 29, 2017
So no DeMarco means a heavy dose of Derrick Henry on Sunday. Henry had been seeing carries at a 50-50 split with Murray throughout the season, until the past month. For the first time in his NFL career, Henry gets a chance to be the guy in the Titans’ backfield.
David Fluellen will serve as the backup, likely getting plenty of work himself. As for a roster replacement, Mularkey mentioned Khalfani Muhammad, who is currently on the practice squad. Muhammad was a 7th round pick this season.