DeMarco Murray RB PHI 5 days ago
Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, who missed the team's first preseason game last week with an undisclosed injury, will play Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Murray is not expected to play more than a couple series.
DeMarco Murray RB PHI 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray was limited during Saturday's practice because of an illness, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Murray dressed for practice but did not take part in team drills.
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Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray missed Thursday's practice because of an illness, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Murray has now missed two of the first four days of camp with illness and hydration issues, but he is expected to return to the field sometime this weekend.
DeMarco Murray RB PHI 6 months ago2 Comments
Murray has officially signed a five-year contract with the Eagles.
Murray's contract was finalized on the same day as Ryan Mathews', with the Eagles making the interesting decision to sign two veteran running backs for a backfield that already has Darren Sproles. Murray is obviously going to get most of the carries, but he'll likely catch fewer passes in Philadelphia, and presumably won't be asked to tote the rock upwards of 350 times again. The Eagles are one of the few teams with an offensive line nearly as good as the Cowboys', but Philly doesn't have a signal-caller of Tony Romo's caliber, nor a receiving threat like Dez Bryant. Re-signing with the Cowboys was probably the best-case scenario for Murray's fantasy outlook, but a spot in Chip Kelly's backfield is one heck of a consolation prize. Murray should be a first-round pick in the vast majority of leagues, despite the concerns over his enormous 2014 workload.
DeMarco Murray RB PHI 6 months ago
Murray is set to sign a five-year, $42 million deal with the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.
Murray's deal will reportedly include $21 million in guaranteed money, and sets the stage for him to replace LeSean McCoy as the Eagles' lead back this coming season. Of course, in the wake of the team's pending addition of Murray, it remains to seen where fellow RB Ryan Mathews ends up. Previous reports indicated that Mathews had agreed to join the team, but given that his deal with the Eagles was not final, it seems plausible that he'll move on from Philadelphia. The 27-year-old Murray finished the 2014 season with a career-high 1,845 rushing yards on 392 carries and 13 touchdowns for the Cowboys, to go along with 57 catches for 416 yards.
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Murray appears to be on track to agree to a deal with the Eagles, according to ESPN.com.
We'll await confirmation of Murray's potential deal with the Eagles, as well as contract details, but at this stage it looks like the running back could be in line to help fill the void created by Philadelphia's trade of LeSean McCoy to Buffalo. Previous reports indicated that the Eagles were prepared to sign Ryan Mathews, though if Murray joins the team, that anticipated move could well be re-evaluated.
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Murray will travel to Philadelphia and meet with Eagles official on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Murray is reportedly considering offers from several teams, but this report seems to indicate the Eagles are in the lead for his services. Expect another update on his status once his visit with the Eagles concludes.
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Murray and the Eagles share a mutual interest, ESPN reports.
There is no indication that the two sides are anywhere close to an agreement, but it would certainly be an intriguing partnership, given Chip Kelly's desire to run the ball, and Murray's success in doing so last season. The Cowboys -- and likely several other teams -- remain in the mix for Murray, who is likely the top free agent still on the board.
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Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones indicated on Saturday that Murray would be allowed to test free agency, the Dallas Morning News reports. "There is an expectation that he will get back to us before he signs with another club," Jones said. "There's a hope that he would. But that would be unfair to him and for other clubs to say he's going to bring something back. We hope we get to visit with him. We'll see what happens."
There's still time for the Cowboys and Murray to reach an agreement on a contract before free agency officially begins, but all signs point to the club letting Murray test the market. Coming off a career season, he should command a hefty payday, and if he doesn't return to Dallas they should have plenty of options to replace him in a draft class loaded with running backs.
DeMarco Murray RB PHI 7 months ago
Murray (hand) carried 25 times for 123 yards and a TD in Sunday's 26-21 playoff loss to the Packers.
Murray -- who also caught a five-yard pass -- finished the regular season with 392 carries for a league-high 1,845 rushing yards, with 13 touchdowns, while adding 57 catches for 451 receiving yards. The soon-to-be 27-year-old is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and on the heels of his career year, he's in for a big payday. It remains to be seen, however, just how aggressive the Cowboys will be in trying to retain Murray.