Titans say DeMarco Murray won’t play again, out for Patriots

Tennessee Titans' DeMarco Murray runs against Indianapolis Colts' Jon Bostic during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Indianapolis. Tennessee won 20-16. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – DeMarco Murray won’t be playing Saturday against the New England Patriots.

The Tennessee Titans made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday.

He’s a veteran presence and a guy who’s worked extremely hard to get back on the field, making Wednesday’s decision a difficult one for the head coach.

“I have a lot of respect for him and I know he’s one of the tougher players that I’ve been around in my career. It must be painful enough not to be able to go. I can pretty much tell you he’s very disappointed. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone work in a training room like he has to try and get better. Not close enough to play this week, but close enough to play next week,” said Mike Mularkey.

This will be the third straight week the running back won’t be taking the field after the knee injury in late December. He missed the final regular season game against Jacksonville and now both postseason playoff games.

Head coach Mike Mularkey said he knows it must be tough for Murray not to be able to play.

Details on exactly what’s wrong with Murray’s knee still aren’t known. The Titans will rely on Derrick Henry once again.

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