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Report: DeMarco Murray scheduled to meet with the Seahawks

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In need of running back help, the Seattle Seahawks will reportedly meet with free agent DeMarco Murray, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Murray was recently cut by the Tennessee Titans, as the team moves forward with Derrick Henry as the lead back. The 30-year-old battled injuries throughout 2017, and rushed for an ineffective 3.6 yards per carry (184 carries for 659 yards). While he had a good 2015, he’s been unable to really recapture the success he had when he was with the Dallas Cowboys, leading the league in rushing yards back in 2014 with 1,845 yards on a whopping 392 carries.

In the four games Murray has played against the Seahawks defense, he’s had three 100+ yard rushing performances, including 75 of his 115 coming on a touchdown gallop last season, in Tennessee’s 33-27 win over Seattle. Now there’s a chance he could join the Seahawks outright.

If — and I stress if — this visit turns into a signing, I’m not particularly confident that Murray has much left in the tank. He’s hit the dreaded 30 mark, just came off a poor year behind a better offensive line, and is of virtually no use in the shotgun. Then again, I also thought Eddie Lacy was a good signing at the time it happened, so what do I know?

Murray is the second running back to meet with the Seahawks this offseason. The first one was former Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart, also in his 30s and demonstrably past his best.