Titans: Trade for RB DeMarco Murray is official

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' DeMarco Murray (29) runs against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Titans are expected to finalize their trade for running back DeMarco Murray once the new league year starts Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Running back DeMarco Murray is officially headed to Nashville from Philadelphia after the Titans traded fourth-round picks with the Eagles in this year’s NFL Draft.

In 2014, Murray was the NFL’s rushing champion and NFL Offensive Player of the Year when he rushed for 1,845 yards and led the Cowboys to their first playoff appearance since 2009.

He’s a five-year veteran of the league and two-time Pro Bowler.

“DeMarco is a premium back in this league, and I have admired his running style from afar for a long time,” said Titans General Manager Jon Robinson. “We are expecting him to embody all that we want to be about as a team moving forward – tough, dependable and team-first. He will be a workhorse for us and his presence in our offense will help everyone around him.”

Murray (6-0, 217) has totaled 5,228 rushing yards in 68 career games during his NFL career.

He ranks among the top rushers in the NFL since he entered the league in 2011.

In a press release, the Titans said the running back holds several franchise records for the Cowboys, besting marks set by Emmitt Smith or Tony Dorsett, including most rushing yards in a season (1,845 in 2014), highest rushing total in a game (253 vs. St. Louis in 2011), most 100-yard games in a season (12 in 2014) and most consecutive 100-yard games (8 in 2014).

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