DeMarco Murray: I’m committed to Eagles

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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.

22 responses to “DeMarco Murray: I’m committed to Eagles

  1. There is no way Philly would take on $13M in dead money to get rid of a perfectly serviceable part just because he doesn’t like the place. Murray has to honor the deal at least for next season.

  2. He parlayed his great 2014 season into a big contract. No way anyone else is going to come close to that kind of $$$. The only question is whether he performs next year at a respectable (as per his contract) level. If not, he’ll be cut and at the age where RBs aren’t marketable.

  3. I really hope they don’t trade him. He was obviously in the wrong system last year. Let’s see him back in a downhill running style and see how he does before any talk of parting ways. His head coach just had Jamaal Charles. He knows how to use running backs the correct way. For all the uncertainty that was around this team for the first few weeks of January, there’s a lot of cause for optimism now.

  4. in the last week of the reg season vs the giants…the only game Kelly wasn’t involved…

    murray ran fron the I, with Bradford under center…and ran north-south, blew straight thru the hole and scored a 60 + yard TD.

    it’s all about proper allocation of resources. vinny curry is another example. that dude is a beast but was never given a chance under Kelly.

  5. all this innuendo about players not liking philly…Bradford…murray…

    fact of the matter is they didn’t like being on a bad team…a 7-9 team…that was projected to easily win div and go deep into playoffs…in a train wreck of a season that culminated in Kelly getting s**tcanned.

    I think next yr will be very different and most players including Bradford and murray will be content. winning cures everything.

  6. chrisk61 says:
    Feb 4, 2016 5:37 PM

    in the last week of the reg season vs the giants…the only game Kelly wasn’t involved…

    murray ran fron the I, with Bradford under center…and ran north-south, blew straight thru the hole and scored a 60 + yard TD.

    it’s all about proper allocation of resources. vinny curry is another example. that dude is a beast but was never given a chance under Kelly.

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    It was 54 yards, not 60+.

    And gee, I wonder how Murray did the rest of that game? Here are the rest of his carries:

    -3 yds
    -1 yd
    -1 yd
    4 yds
    4 yds FUMBLE, recovered by NYG
    0 yd
    4 yds
    1 yd
    6 yds
    4 yds
    -2 yds

    On his runs other than the 54 yarder, he gained 16 yards in 11 carries for a 1.5 yds per carry average, no touchdowns, and 1 lost fumble.

    Yep, Murray’s struggles were all Chip Kelly’s fault and instantly went away after Chip was fired.

  7. He will stay this yr.. if he doesnt produce again.. next yr he can go with minimal cap damage.. but then again thanks to chip he is well rested

  8. Murray’s a good back and a great starting point for an offense looking for a new identity. Assuming health, no reason why he shouldn’t have a 1300-1600 yard season next year. Might not be 2k, but that’s nothing to sneeze at.

  9. Murray is an NFL afterthought without the stud Dallas OL. Philly best to cut bait.

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    Yes, anyone can run behind that stud line….well…except for every RB they have put there since Murray left.

  10. douchebigelow says:
    Feb 4, 2016 6:46 PM
    Demarco Murray- “I’m committed to never winning a ring”
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    He didn’t exactly win one with Dallas either. Neither has Romo. Face it, your glory(hole) days are over.

  11. The contract Chip gave Murray guarantees that the Eagles and Murray need to try to make it work for one more year.

    Unfortunately the Eagles have way to much money tied up in RBs and Murray would be a great place to cut bait. Ryan Matthews is the best RB on that team at half of Murray’s price. It is time for Sproles to go. They do need to start looking at some younger RBs.

    Do I think that Murray will do better this year in a more traditional offense and with (hopefully) some attention paid to the offensive line? Yes. Will he ever be worth his contract? No.

  12. honestly, last year was probably good for Murray. Didn’t get too much work. He’ll be fresh as a daisy for ’16, with a chip on his shoulder to prove he belongs on top. Whole damn team should have a chip on their collective shoulders, with something to prove. Look forward to seeing what happens in the year ahead…have no clue.

    Given this schedule:
    Home opponents (*playoff team): Washington Redskins*, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers*, Minnesota Vikings*, Pittsburgh Steelers*, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons.

    Away opponents (*playoff team): Washington Redskins*, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks*, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals*, Baltimore Ravens.

    Seems like 7 wins

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