At one time Bishop Sankey was expected to be the feature back for the Tennessee Titans, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that his time with the team has come to an end.
Titans are releasing Bishop Sankey, per source. Tough day there for former high picks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2016
Tennessee drafted Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in the second round this year and traded a fourth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2014 NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray and their own fourth-round pick.
With those two looking to take all of the carries, there was probably no room for the 2014 second-round pick.
In his rookie season, Sankey started nine games. In total he tallied 152 carries for 569 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 3.7 yards per carry.
Last year he started three games and was a healthy scratch from three others. On 47 rushing attempts he gained 193 yards, scored one touchdown and averaged 4.1 yards per carry.
Murray rushed for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns in his All-Pro season for the Dallas Cowboys in 2014. However, his only season in Philadelphia was marred by controversy with him openly expressing his disappointment about not being featured more in the offense. He finished the season with 702 yards and six touchdowns.
Henry was always recognized as a physical specimen, and has been a star since he rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns on nine touches in the Sugar Bowl during his freshman year at Alabama. He has garnered rave reviews from his performance for the Titans during the preseason.