Does DeMarco Murray Want Out of Philadelphia?
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the Eagles and DeMarco Murray "are not in a good place."
DeMarco Murray insists he wants to remain with the Eagles.
So what gives?
“I’m signed there for the next four years. I don’t know where that story is coming from,” Murray told Profootballtalk.com.
“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.”
So whats next for Murray?
"The conventional wisdom would tell you the coaching situation improved life for DeMarco Murray," said Rapoport on the NFL Network. "I'm told that is not the case, in fact he still has some doubts about his role and his future in Philadelphia.
The problem is Murray is due $7 million in 2016, all of which is guaranteed, after 193 carries for 702 yards (3.64 YPC) and six touchdowns during this first year in Philadelphia - one year after posting a 392-1,845-13 rushing line in Dallas, that isn't the most attractive contract to unload on another team.
"We know he had a bad year last year, he was the target of bad angst," explained Rapoport. "Now DeMarco Murray and the Eagles seemed headed for a stare-down regarding his future - he is not happy at this point in Philadelphia."
To cut Murray would cost the Eagles $13 million, making it unlikely that they will go that route. Murray has not asked to be traded or released, and the Eagles are not interested in cutting him at this point - but Murray is not happy as a member of the Eagles.
But Murray is saying otherwise.
"That’s not the lasting impression I want to leave in my mouth and (for) the fans, and my family, anyone," Murray said on Sportscenter. "I never want to leave off on a note like I did last year. So I'm working tremendously hard to try and improve."
A couple of teams Rapoport mentions as possible trade partners? Seattle, Oakland and Dallas, where Murray is building a new home currently.
(Listen to Jimmy Kempski discuss DeMarco Murray)