Rookie DeMarco Murray hasn't had much of an impact in the NFL yet. A hamstring injury kept him out of part of training camp, and then he had to sit and wait his turn behind starter Felix Jones.
Murray has only 26 touches, including two kick returns, for a total of 107 yards.
But an injury to Jones has Murray ready for his chance to contribute more.
"You never hope anyone get hurts, but you have to step up to the plate when opportunity presents itself," Murray said. "I can’t predict the future, so I didn’t know when I was going to get an opportunity or when I would get more carries. I still don’t know if I will or not, so we’ll see come Sunday."
Jones is expected to be out at least two weeks, and probably closer to three or four, with a high left ankle sprain. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick just returned from the same injury after missing three games.
Murray wouldn't say whether he or Tashard Choice will start Sunday against the Rams, but it is expected to be Murray. He was drafted in the third round to compete with Choice for the backup role to Jones. Murray has 24 carries for 71 yards this season, and Choice has 67 yards on 26 carries with a fumble.
"I know I’m ready," the OU product said. "I’m not trying to show anybody outside of this locker room that I’m ready or not. I’m playing for myself and my teammates to get the win."
-- Charean Williams