By raising with owner Jeffrey Lurie concerns about the team’s offense and (presumably) having the non-meeting meeting leaked to the media, Eagles running back DeMarco Murray possibly is hoping that coach Chip Kelly will respond to Murray’s reluctance to buy in by giving him a way out. By splitting hairs over whether the non-meeting meeting was a meeting or not a meeting and avoiding the substance of what Murray said to Lurie, Kelly apparently is pushing back against the prospect of giving Murray his freedom.
Murray is now saying all the right things.
Asked Thursday whether he regrets signing with the Eagles, Murray said (via Albert Breer of NFL Media), “Not at all. I’m committed to Chip and Jeff and the guys in this locker room.”
So does Murray want to be in Philadelphia? “100 percent,” he said. “Yes.”
But Murray didn’t deny that he talked to Lurie. And while Murray declined to talk about the conversation, he also didn’t dispute the report that he complained to Lurie about Kelly’s offense.
Our guess? Kelly has told Murray that he can talk all he wants but that he’s not getting cut. Maybe, come 2016, he’ll be traded. For now, he’s apparently going to stop agitating for a one-way ticket out of town.