Running back DeMarco Murray’s first year with the Eagles wasn’t a great one for him or for the team and his relationship with former coach Chip Kelly was under the microscope for much of the year because of Murray’s steep drop in playing time from his final year with the Cowboys.
Kelly is with the 49ers now and Murray’s future with the Eagles was the subject of a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Thursday. Rapoport reported that Murray has doubts about his future with the team and that he appears “headed for a stare-down” with the Eagles on that front.
Murray was a guest on Thursday’s PFT Live and Mike Florio asked him about the report. Murray said he isn’t looking to move on from the team.
“No. I’m signed there for the next four years. I don’t know where that story is coming from,” Murray said. “It’s a little crazy. Every week I feel like there’s something new. It’s a little weird. I can’t worry about what people are saying. I’ll just continue to work hard. I’m signed for four years and I’m committed.”
Murray admitted it was “hard to get comfortable” in Kelly’s scheme, but added that the perception of problems with the coach were “blown out of proportion” over the course of the season. Murray said he’s spoken to new Eagles coach Doug Pederson and expects a “more conventional” offensive scheme in 2016.
Murray’s contract would make a trade or release difficult from a cap perspective, even if former teammate Dez Bryant wants to get Murray back in Dallas for another spin with the Cowboys.