Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray returned to practice in limited fashion Friday and will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Murray, who re-injured his hamstring in last week’s win in Jacksonville, had not practiced Wednesday or Thursday for the Titans.
The seventh-year running back has been off to a slow start this season with only 69 yards rushing in the first two games for Tennessee, while backup Derrick Henry rushed for a career-high 92 yards and a touchdown last Sunday against the Jaguars.
“He looked better today. He took more snaps today. (He was) limited, but took some more snaps,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.
Mularkey said the Titans will be prudent with Murray’s injury. They have already shut down rookie wide receiver Corey Davis with a hamstring injury that he also re-injured last Sunday.
“We’re going to be smart at this point, and not subject anybody to further injury,” he said.
Mularkey would not commit to saying which running back would get the start against the Seahawks this week.
“We’ll see Sunday,” Mularkey said. “I don’t think it matters. They’re both really good backs. I don’t think it matters who starts and who doesn’t. They’re both backs that can be productive in this league. I don’t think there’s any secret of who’s on the top of the piece of paper or not.”
Murray politely declined to talk with the media on Friday.
Cornerback Tye Smith, who missed last week with a broken hand, was a full participant Friday, and is cleared to play on Sunday.
In addition to Davis, safety Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) is also out for a second consecutive week.