DeMarco Murray Leaves Cowboys to Join Eagles

AP Photo/Ric Tapia DeMarco Murray is seriously considering leaving Dallas for NFC East rival Philadelphia.
AP Photo/Ric Tapia
DeMarco Murray is seriously considering leaving Dallas for NFC East rival Philadelphia.

Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia on Thursday morning to meet with Eagles officials, with the expectation that he will join the team, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Murray personally reached out to Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Wednesday morning, expressing his desire to play in Kelly’s spread offense and with former Oklahoma roommate and quarterback Sam Bradford, league and team sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Murray’s call was enough to jump-start tepid interest from the Eagles, despite their agreeing Wednesday to sign former San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews to a three-year, $11.5 million deal that includes $5 million guaranteed.

The obstacle for Murray signing with the Eagles still would be money, a source said, as Kelly has made it publicly and privately clear the team will be financially prudent in their personnel decisions. Kelly did not go to Oregon’s pro day Thursday, opting to remain in Philadelphia to meet and greet Murray.

Aside from the contract, the Eagles are the most appealing to Murray because of his belief in their chance to win.

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SOURCE: ESPN

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