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DeMarco Murray | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Oklahoma
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DeMarco Murray said he does not expect to rotate series with Ryan Mathews.
"I don't think it will be alternating series," Murray said. "But [Mathews] is a quality back, great guy, works extremely hard. I'm sure he'll get his fair share of touches. But I don't know how the rotation will be yet, we haven't touched on it." Murray started the second preseason game, but Mathews scored a touchdown on the first drive after subbing in for Murray. Murray scored a touchdown on the next possession. Murray will not see close to his workload from last season, but he should see enough touches to remain an RB1. Aug 27 - 1:10 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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Making his preseason debut, DeMarco Murray rushed five times for 17 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game against the Ravens.

He added a 14-yard reception. Murray got the start, but Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles both got work on the Eagles' lengthy opening drive. Murray and Mathews rotated for Philly's first two series before heading to the showers. Murray is going to be the chairman of Philadelphia's committee, but the Eagles seem committed to getting Mathews real work on a weekly basis.
Aug 22 - 9:47 PM

DeMarco Murray is active for the Eagles' second preseason game.

The Eagles have been managing Murray's reps coming off a 436-carry season. He'll likely see limited snaps after sitting out practice early this week. Sam Bradford has also been cleared for his Eagles debut.
Aug 22 - 6:00 PM

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he wants to play in the second preseason game.

"We’ll see how it goes," Murray said. "It’s obviously [Eagles coach Chip Kelly's] decision. But I felt good and I’m hoping to play." Murray was held out of most practice activities over the last two weeks as the Eagles try to manage his reps coming off a 436-carry season. He got in a full session of practice Wednesday.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 9:40 AM

Chip Kelly said DeMarco Murray (rest) is expected to return to practice Wednesday.

Murray has missed almost a week of practice and the first preseason game. The Eagles have claimed Murray is not dealing with an injury. They are just managing his workload coming off a 436 carry season.
Aug 18 - 11:52 AM

DeMarco Murray won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Colts.

Murray will be in uniform but he won't play. The Eagles have been careful to limit Murray's workload early on in camp. After logging 436 carries with Dallas last year, that's probably a good idea. Sam Bradford is also sitting out.
Aug 16 - 11:42 AM

Chip Kelly confirmed DeMarco Murray's recent missed practice time is the result of the team managing his workload.

There was some concern Murray was dealing with an injury after he sat out some practice time this week. More than any other coach in the league, Kelly uses sports science in an effort to keep his players healthy, and the missed practice time for players like Murray and Sam Bradford is just an extension of that program. Considering how successful the Eagles have been at keeping players healthy, this can only be seen a good thing for Murray's long-term outlook.
Aug 15 - 8:46 AM

Eagles reporter Sheil Kapadia projects roughly 17 carries per game for DeMarco Murray, nine for Ryan Mathews and two for Darren Sproles this season.

Murray averaged a whopping 24.5 carries per game for Dallas last year on his way to a league-leading 392 rushes. But the Eagles have a high-quality backup in Mathews and Chip Kelly has expressed a desire to spread the ball around a bit more. Murray will also lose a decent amount of passing-down work to Sproles, just like LeSean McCoy did last year. Owners should expect something in the range of 300-320 total touches for DeMarco, way off the 449 he piled up last year.
Jun 16 - 9:10 AM

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the Eagles made the LeSean McCoy trade because coach Chip Kelly wanted a one-cut running back.

"[McCoy] wasn’t the style of runner that Chip prefers," said Lurie. "To maximize his power spread offense, he’s always admired the one-cut runners. You’ve gotta let a coach try to bring in the players that fit best what he’s all about to maximize what he’s trying to accomplish." McCoy is an ad-lib runner who dances a little too much trying to turn every run into a big play. DeMarco Murray is the opposite as a premier downhill, one-cut back. He should be a tremendous fit in Kelly's offense as long as he can stay healthy.
Mar 25 - 9:36 AM

A source told the Philadelphia Inquirer the Raiders offered DeMarco Murray significantly more guaranteed money than the Eagles.

Murray gave the Eagles a discount so he could play in Chip Kelly's scheme, stick it to the Cowboys twice a year and avoid the annual train wreck that is the Raiders. He probably did Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie a favor. The Raiders should be building through youth, with exciting running back Latavius Murray a major part of that.
Mar 24 - 9:56 AM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said the Eagles' offer to DeMarco Murray exceeded Jacksonville's final offer by more than $2 million per year.

The Jags were interested in Murray, but only at their price. Caldwell believes they made the reigning rushing champ the best offer before the Eagles surprisingly swooped in with a $40 million contract that includes $21 million guaranteed. Heading into the draft, Jacksonville's running back depth chart reads Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Storm Johnson, Bernard Pierce.
Mar 24 - 8:25 AM

SI's Peter King reports the Cowboys had a "soft limit" of $5 million annually on DeMarco Murray, and "never thought" about matching the Eagles' offer.

Murray is getting $8.5 million per season in Philly. Per King, the Cowboys "stretched" to $6 million annually, but that was apparently their limit. Murray will be replaced by a committee in Dallas, one that likely involves a rookie.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 16 - 9:07 AM

Asked about the Eagles' 2015 running back distribution on Thursday, coach Chip Kelly said the plan is to "spread it around."

This plan may have appealed to DeMarco Murray because it could prolong his career. The Eagles have Murray and Ryan Mathews capable of effectively handling early-down work, and Darren Sproles as a mismatch creator on passing downs. In the Eagles' high-volume, fast-tempo offense, Murray should still have a chance to exceed 300 touches. He just won't be nearing 500 again. Mathews could carve out an 8-12 touch-per-game role as the Eagles' No. 2 runner.
Mar 12 - 9:21 PM

Eagles agreed to terms with RB DeMarco Murray on a five-year, $42 million contract.

The deal includes $21 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8.4 million. It's what Murray has been looking for all along, and what Dallas was unwilling/unable to pay. Free agent Ryan Mathews, who was on the verge of signing on the dotted line, now heads back to the open market. Detractors and skeptics will argue that Murray's breakout 2014 was a product of Dallas' dominant offensive line, but Philadelphia's is arguably just as good. Murray was also quite productive before 2014, averaging 4.94 yards per carry. Murray is a more north-south runner than LeSean McCoy, but his 497 2014 touches are a valid concern, as is Murray's injury history. That being said, his ceiling is through the roof in Chip Kelly's offense, even if he'll be catching fewer passes. Dallas will now move forward with Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and likely a draft pick.
Mar 12 - 1:45 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys believe free agent RB DeMarco Murray is signing with the Eagles.

ESPN Dallas reports there is a "significant difference" in the amount of guaranteed money the Eagles and Cowboys are offering. FOX Sports reports the Eagles' offer could "surprise some people with the amount of guaranteed money in there." The Cowboys never treated Murray like a player who carried their team last season, and now they appear to have sent him to a division rival.
Mar 12 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
4Tim Tebow
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
5Raheem Mostert
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Seyi Ajirotutu
5G.J. Kinne
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Jeff Maehl
4Rasheed Bailey
5Josh Reese
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
4Eric Tomlinson
5Andrew Gleichert
K1Cody Parkey