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Report: Eagles open to trading unhappy DeMarco Murray

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Eagles running back DeMarco Murray was reportedly unhappy playing for Chip Kelly last year. And he reportedly remains unhappy in Philadelphia, even after Kelly was fired and Doug Pederson was hired.

As a result, a trade could be coming.

That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who reports that teams are being told that Murray isn’t happy and the Eagles will listen to trade offers.

But the question is this: Just how unhappy is Murray? Unhappy enough that he’d take less money to play elsewhere? Because if he’s not that unhappy, a trade probably isn’t going to happen. The five-year, $40 million contract Murray signed last year calls for him to make a $7 million base salary this season, which it may be hard to convince any team to pay. Cutting Murray would give the Eagles a $13 million dead cap hit this season, which means the Eagles aren’t going to be eager to get rid of him entirely.

Rapoport notes that Murray has an affinity for the Cowboys. But any kind of trade involving Murray would likely be difficult to pull off, and a trade within the NFC East may be even harder.

After winning the Offensive Player of the Year award in 2014 with the Cowboys, Murray had a miserable season in 2015 with the Eagles, gaining just 702 yards on 193 carries and getting largely phased out of the offense as the season wore on.

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76 Responses to “Report: Eagles open to trading unhappy DeMarco Murray”
  1. eazeback says: Feb 26, 2016 1:14 PM

    should’ve never left….both teams suffered drastictly

  2. rjmarrella says: Feb 26, 2016 1:16 PM

    I wouldn’t imagine the Eagles taking that cap hit. Thanks again, Chip.

  3. cueghost says: Feb 26, 2016 1:16 PM

    How does a bag of used balls, a couple of tees, and your choice of some dirty towels or jocks sound? Oh, and you keep paying 40% of that ridiculous contract you gave him… Deal?

  4. rtroy23 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:17 PM

    Jets on line 1

  5. scrantonace10 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:19 PM

    In a perfect world, the 49ers trade for him.

  6. stealthjunk says: Feb 26, 2016 1:20 PM

    I hear San Francisco is hiring…

  7. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 26, 2016 1:20 PM

    He needs a team with a great O-Line.. If not, he’ll look very average like last year.

  8. flipola says: Feb 26, 2016 1:21 PM

    Trade him for Kaepernick, that’d be hilarious.

  9. lightninhopkins says: Feb 26, 2016 1:22 PM

    No one is taking that salary and he would be stupid to throw away millions.

  10. udkidd says: Feb 26, 2016 1:24 PM

    That’s what happens when you chase the $$$

  11. mountie97 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:24 PM

    He is going nowhere cap hit too big

  12. eglsfan says: Feb 26, 2016 1:25 PM

    Another mess Chip left to clean up…..man I watched what Josh McDaniels did to Denver (Tebow, 1st round pick) & thought he drove that team into the ground…..Chip treated the Eagles like a drunk guy at his fantasy draft…..

  13. phinfan84 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:26 PM

    I’m sure the Eagles would be happy to let him walk if he gave back the rest of his signing bonus and any guaranteed money left on the deal. If not, then man up and play.

  14. 2since96 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:26 PM

    who didnt see this coming? everyone said he was a bad fit for Chips system, and now he’s on the outs. I get going for the money, but if you sign a huge deal and get cut in a year or two, is it really worth more than taking a smaller deal, being successful and getting to see the payout of the full deal?

  15. mwdverof250 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:28 PM

    Love me some karma.

  16. mongo3401 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:32 PM

    Unreal. Nobody is taking that on

  17. fanofpft says: Feb 26, 2016 1:36 PM

    No team even wants to pay what had already gotten for a RB.

  18. tindeaux says: Feb 26, 2016 1:37 PM

    if the o-line doesn’t block, RB’s ain’t gonna run nowhere. therefore, work on your o-line, the RB’s are just gonna run through.

  19. devildog911 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:37 PM

    Send this crybaby to the 49’ers to be reunited with Chip Kelly.

  20. paxdaddy says: Feb 26, 2016 1:39 PM

    If he stays in Dallas he could have made more long term than he will make in Philly. After he gets cut in a couple years NO ONE will pay him more than the vet minimum. His money grab was a bad move

  21. mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says: Feb 26, 2016 1:40 PM

    eglsfan says:
    Feb 26, 2016 1:25 PM
    Another mess Chip left to clean up…..man I watched what Josh McDaniels did to Denver (Tebow, 1st round pick) & thought he drove that team into the ground…..Chip treated the Eagles like a drunk guy at his fantasy draft…..
    ———————————————————
    As much as I hated McDaniels for what he did, it was because of him that we ended up picking 2nd overall AND getting Von Miller.

    Never thought I’d say this, but thank you Josh!

    So Eagles fans, there may be a silver lining in your time with Chip… you just may have to wait a few years to see it.

  22. stupidsportsfan says: Feb 26, 2016 1:41 PM

    Trade him to SF

  23. philyeagles5 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:44 PM

    Murray looking average had nothing to do with the oline and everything to do either offense. I just don’t get why he remains unhappy if we’re going back to a more traditional offense.

  24. leejpc says: Feb 26, 2016 1:46 PM

    This is incorrect. If they CUT him, they suffer a $13M hit.

    If they TRADE him, it’s a $5M hit ($13M cap hit for accelerated signing bonus MINUS $8M salary [which would go to the trading team]).

    Only other option would be to re-work his deal so that it works for both teams, and that’ a pretty huge complexity.

  25. Drunk Uncle says: Feb 26, 2016 1:48 PM

    Raiders are the one team that comes to mind who likes this style of back, and is unhappy with the job done by their current one. Murray’s (and Philly’s) problem is that most of the teams who want a RB with Murray’s style already have one. Because of that, I don’t see any team being dumb enough to offer a trade to Philly to take on that bloated salary.

  26. listenupcupcake says: Feb 26, 2016 1:49 PM

    Murray and Bradford to SF for Kaep and a 2nd-rounder. 😉

  27. floratiotime says: Feb 26, 2016 1:49 PM

    Funny stuff. As if any team would bite.

  28. leroyquimby says: Feb 26, 2016 1:50 PM

    The unhappy feelings are mutual

  29. RavenzGunnerz says: Feb 26, 2016 1:52 PM

    They should call the Knicks and see. Who knows. They might get a 1st rounder.

  30. dieselguy19 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:52 PM

    Is anyone actually surprised he had a bad season? I know all of us in Fantasy land aren’t.

  31. maxkingpin says: Feb 26, 2016 1:53 PM

    Bills GM Whaley traded with them in ’14 for Bryce Brown, & ’15 for Lesean McCoy.
    What the heck, might as well make it 3 years in a row trading for a Philly RB.

  32. gnorules says: Feb 26, 2016 1:59 PM

    I say go ahead and trade him for whatever you can get. There should be three really good RB’s coming out in the 2017 draft in Fournette, McCaffrey, and Chubb.

  33. pats777 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:07 PM

    Colts are good at making RB trades… do it!

  34. bigblue431 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:10 PM

    I think this was a line in Christmas Vacation:

    Clark: “It’s a membership to the Chip Kelly trade of the Month Club.”

    Eddie: “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

  35. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 26, 2016 2:15 PM

    I love the suckers acting like Demarco just all of a sudden isn’t talented.

    Cut me a break.

    I understand he might lag because of the previous year’s carries, but lets be real. He’s still a player who could lead the league in rushing, , , again.

    I’d package Demarco & our 13th + 3rd for the first two Dallas pics in a second though.

  36. chairman291 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:19 PM

    Crybaby ? Okay let’s see, okay Murray you’re a downhill runner. We are gonna put you in a college offense with no imagination. And no lead blocker, hardly any vertical running plays. You’re gonna do great, just watch. Next we are gonna implement the zone read option. And get Tom Brady to run it. See how smart we are. NOT !

  37. kingjeremi84 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:28 PM

    You mean more like a 5th rd pick plus salary to be reworked only way deal gets done in Dallas,I’d much rather see the boys draft a rb

  38. jerry944 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:29 PM

    Funny how last year all of the comments were about how stupid dallas was for not paying him more than philly did..now all the comments are that he is way over paid and no one would want that contract..gotta give jerry jones credit on not paying a ridiculous amount for murray

  39. roddoliver says: Feb 26, 2016 2:37 PM

    Eagles fans now are mad at Chip Kelly, but the same fans celebrated like crazy when DeMarco signed with the Eagles. Oh…

  40. trollaikman8 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:39 PM

    He did it for the weight of dem checks

    -McGregor

  41. edelmanfanclub says: Feb 26, 2016 2:43 PM

    Report: No team open to Murray’s contract.

  42. duffman19101 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:52 PM

    Trade Buffalo straight up to get McCoy back.

  43. cowboysallday says: Feb 26, 2016 2:56 PM

    “I’d package Demarco & our 13th + 3rd for the first two Dallas pics in a second though.”

    Who the hell would trade a top 5 pick in the first 2 rounds for 2 later picks and an aging rb? Even JJ isn’t that stupid. Jerry shouldn’t trade anything less than a 6th round pick Or late 5th round if they move their picks around.

  44. michaelh545 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:59 PM

    ……. Seahags on line 2 …………..

  45. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 26, 2016 3:00 PM

    you idiots saying trade w SF are stupid! Chip is the last dude who’d want cry baby demarco!

  46. steves11 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:01 PM

    It will take the Eagles at least a few years to recover from the damage that Chip Kelly did. If only they wouldn’t have “promoted” him to General Manager. If he would have just stuck to coaching, things may have worked out differently.

  47. remok9 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:03 PM

    If you don’t want to be there that bad, then restructure contract and gtfo.

  48. steves11 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:05 PM

    DeMarco Murray will be two years removed from that MVP type season come September. Nobody thinks he can repeat it, so nobody is going to pay him what he’s due to make with the Eagles this year. They’re stuck with each other for another year, so both sides should just make the best of it. Who knows….it may even work out.

  49. douchebigelow says: Feb 26, 2016 3:08 PM

    #1960

  50. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 26, 2016 3:10 PM

    don’t let the door hit ya, you ungrateful bastard!

  51. silverhornet says: Feb 26, 2016 3:16 PM

    Jerruh would like to offer a 6th round pick for Murray AND the Eagles 4th rounder.

  52. realdealsteel says: Feb 26, 2016 3:17 PM

    For them to move Demarco, they’d have to throw in a draft pick. Why would anyone want to take a runningback like him (has no real open field moves; injury prone) with a monster salary?

    If he really wants to leave, he needs to rework his contract and take a pay decrease.

    But to move him, I’d start with Dallas; he has the most value there and they still covet him somewhat.

    But the way Zeke Elliot looked at the combine today, Dallas might not be in the market anymore.

  53. beerbudsnbevo says: Feb 26, 2016 3:17 PM

    leejpc says:
    Feb 26, 2016 1:46 PM

    This is incorrect. If they CUT him, they suffer a $13M hit.

    If they TRADE him, it’s a $5M hit ($13M cap hit for accelerated signing bonus MINUS $8M salary [which would go to the trading team]).

    Only other option would be to re-work his deal so that it works for both teams, and that’ a pretty huge complexity.

    ***********************

    He ain’t reworking that deal

  54. winged warrior says: Feb 26, 2016 3:24 PM

    …..on the other hand ….they kept him away from the ‘boys . ; )

  55. phillies816 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:41 PM

    He chose to take the money. I would let him rot. Deactivate him EVERY week

  56. FinFan68 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:48 PM

    You reap what you sow. He CHOSE this. No pity for a shallow fool who chases the money. The thing is that the money is what he wanted. He got it and is now unhappy somehow. Most fans saw this coming. Dallas got their o-line right and Murray suddenly became a star. Then it went to his head and he thought it was all him and made a power play for extra cash. He got his money, went to a different team and then reverted back to his less than stellar self. The good year in Dallas is the anomaly here and most teams know it. NOBODY will trade for an unproductive malcontent.

  57. staffordsyear says: Feb 26, 2016 3:49 PM

    No thanks.

  58. jvw1982 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:52 PM

    I feel a sign and trade coming with the Jets for Wilkerson….Murray and 2nd rd pick for Wilkerson in a sign and trade…….

  59. draculalambert says: Feb 26, 2016 3:54 PM

    I wouldn’t touch this baby. Injury prone and always crying. No thanks

  60. intrafinesse says: Feb 26, 2016 3:56 PM

    “Hey everybody, we have a grossly over paid, under performing player, who is unhappy. But he was very good before” Anyone?

  61. keithdylan says: Feb 26, 2016 4:14 PM

    Raiders offered him more money. Not sure it really would have worth it for Oakland, but I know Demarco would have touched the ball as much as he would have wanted.

  62. absodefinitely says: Feb 26, 2016 4:38 PM

    I’m still laughing at all the people that were calling Chip a “genius”.

  63. douchebigelow says: Feb 26, 2016 4:54 PM

    No way he comes back to Dallas, Americas Team doesn’t want him now that he has the stench of Philadelphia all over him.

  64. chrisk61 says: Feb 26, 2016 5:08 PM

    murray is still a good back. he proved that in final week vs ny giants, once Kelly was fired and shurmur coached the final gm.

    murray’s situation last yr was the classic misallocation of resources by kelly. murray is better over the course of a season than Mathews, who can’t stay healthy. wait and see. murray has big yr for eagles next season.

  65. philly462 says: Feb 26, 2016 5:11 PM

    Someone isn’t very familiar with how contracts work in a trade. The dead money for the Eagles would be right around $5 million, not $13 million.

    Not like you’re far off or anything….

  66. bigbenh8tr says: Feb 26, 2016 5:15 PM

    Karma never fails, Spray tan

  67. eagles777 says: Feb 26, 2016 5:43 PM

    First, Ian should stop with his prediction – Al Golden, Cowboys

    2. Murray’s not happy? The EAGLES are not happy.

    Who would want a malcontent making that kind of money?

  68. chrishansonmanson says: Feb 26, 2016 5:54 PM

    mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says:
    Feb 26, 2016 1:40 PM

    eglsfan says:
    Feb 26, 2016 1:25 PM
    Another mess Chip left to clean up…..man I watched what Josh McDaniels did to Denver (Tebow, 1st round pick) & thought he drove that team into the ground…..Chip treated the Eagles like a drunk guy at his fantasy draft…..
    ———————————————————
    As much as I hated McDaniels for what he did, it was because of him that we ended up picking 2nd overall AND getting Von Miller.

    Never thought I’d say this, but thank you Josh!

    So Eagles fans, there may be a silver lining in your time with Chip… you just may have to wait a few years to see it.

    Nah, someway Howie will screw the pooch. Now you know why we’re the angriest fans you will ever run into. It’s like Fantasy Island here

  69. kepickle says: Feb 26, 2016 6:44 PM

    sorry DeMarco Murray Panthers have enough RBs

  70. truecowboyfan says: Feb 26, 2016 6:58 PM

    I was one of the only Cowboy fans who was not that upset when he left. He fumbled way too much ( which actually caused us the Packer loss over Dez catch). And he was always injured besides his CONTRACT year. Later Murray.

  71. rogerrodgers says: Feb 26, 2016 7:15 PM

    Let’s face it, he’s been exposed as just a runner heavily dependent on a solid blocking o-line.

  72. rogerrodgers says: Feb 26, 2016 7:15 PM

    He’s also very much overpaid

  73. cowboysteve56 says: Feb 26, 2016 8:40 PM

    He was smart taking the money…sometimes it happens great for the player.

  74. jefferygelb says: Feb 27, 2016 4:33 PM

    jadeveon clowney might get traded for demarco murray. you heard here first.

  75. ivanpavlov0000 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:31 PM

    Lions need someone like Murray who can run between the tackles, but they also need tackles and players in between who can run block. I think there’s a lot of other teams in that same boat. Better to fix the foundation before investing in flashy wall hangings.

  76. jerry944 says: Feb 27, 2016 9:08 PM

    Why would a murray clowney trade make any sense

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