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Report: Colts Do Not Have Interest in DeMarco Murray

According to ESPN's Mike Wells, the Colts do not currently have interest in Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray.

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The Colts are in the market for a running back and they have plenty of cap room, which has caused many to wonder whether they'd pursue Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray in free agency.  Our own Andrew Aziz, as well as many others, have advised against it, and it sounds like that's the direction the Colts are heading as well.

According to ESPN's Mike Wells, the Colts do not currently have interest in Murray.  In four seasons with the Cowboys, Murray has rushed for 4,526 yards and 28 touchdowns while averaging 4.8 yards per carry, and in 2014 he led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing (along with 13 touchdowns).  He's a good running back, but there are questions about how much of his success was due to playing behind the best line in football in Dallas.

The Colts certainly do need help at running back, and we've heard reports already today of the team having interest in 49ers running back Frank Gore.  They tendered Boom Herron a few days ago and will bring back Zurlon Tipton, but they need to add others to the position as well.  Murray would be a solid addition, but his price tag will likely be higher than the Colts should spend at running back.  The running back market has been devalued and even this year we've seen LeSean McCoy traded for a linebacker coming off of a torn ACL and Mark Ingram re-signing on a 4-year, $16 million deal, so it's not a bad time to be looking for running back help for the Colts - though Murray might not be the best option.

Either way, it sounds like the Colts do not have interest in DeMarco Murray at this point, and I think a number of Colts fans will be pleased to hear it.