Report: RBs Murray, Stewart to visit Lions


The Detroit Lions are looking to free agency to fix a rushing offense that finished dead last in yards-per-carry last season.

The Lions are bringing in free-agent running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeMarco Murray on Monday, according to ESPN.

Stewart, 30, has spent his entire 10-year career with the Carolina Panthers, who took him 13th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He has a career average of 4.3 yards per carry, but his production dropped last season. In 2017, he carried the ball 198 times for 680 yards — just 3.4 a carry. He scored six times on the ground.

Murray, who just turned 30, is coming off a down season with the Tennessee Titans.

He finished with 659 yards on 184 carries (3.6 ypc) and six scores. However, he’s only one year removed from a much more robust season where he finished with 1,287 yards and the ground, 377 yards receiving and a dozen total TDs.

In 2014, Murray ran for 1,845 yards while playing for the Dallas Cowboys and was named Offensive Player of the Year.

–Field Level Media


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