The Tennessee Titans released running back DeMarco Murray in the offseason but that won't lessen their emphasis on the ground game.
Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur told reporters Tuesday that the running game will remain the focal point of the offense with free-agent signee Dion Lewis joining incumbent starter Derrick Henry in the backfield.
"I look at them both as 1A and 1B," said LaFleur, per the Tennessean. "They both bring a little bit different qualities to what they do. But I think we've got two really good backs that we're excited about."
Murray led the NFL in rushing with 1,845 yards as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2014 and also topped the AFC in rushing in his first season with the Titans in 2016.
Last season, Murray was limited to 659 yards while dealing with myriad injuries -- hamstring, knee and shoulder -- before a high ankle sprain in late December ended his campaign.
Henry stepped into the void and led Tennessee in rushing despite starting only two games during the regular season. He ran for 744 yards during the regular season and added 184 yards while starting both playoff games.
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