RBs Murray, Stewart to visit Lions

RBs Murray, Stewart to visit Lions

Before former Titans' RB DeMarco Murray arrives in Detroit later today, former Panthers' RB Jonathan Stewart is scheduled to visit first today with the Lions, per source. Murray is coming off a disappointing season in Tennessee in which he ran for 659 yards and six scores.

It's no secret that the Lions have struggled mightily at the running back position for the last handful of years. 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.

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He has a career average of 4.3 yards per carry, but his production dropped last season. Murray could be a good fit for them.

Stewart is entering his 11th season in the NFL. Stewart does the majority of his damage strictly as a runner, as he only caught eight passes for 52 yards last season. But he also posted a 3.4 yards per carry average, the worst of his entire career. Regardless, the Lions must look to the draft to find their next star running back.

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