Report: DeMarco Murray still not happy with Eagles
DeMarco Murray’s first season with the Eagles was one to forget, but you would expect him to be looking forward to his future in Philadelphia with Chip Kelly now out of the picture.
That does not appear to be the case.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Murray is still unhappy with the Eagles even after Kelly was fired and Doug Pederson was brought in to replace him. Rapoport notes that Murray remains uncomfortable with the organization and was bothered by fans taking out their frustrations on him last season.
Murray hasn’t asked to be released or traded, and the Eagles seem — at this point — intent on not cutting him. But the longer this situation goes without a resolution toward the belief that it can work, the greater chance it could explode.
It’s fair to say Murray has eyes on greener pastures, places where he believes he can be successful and earn the large contract he signed. If he was released, teams like the Seahawks, Cowboys and Raiders (who were interested last offseason) would be interested again. He’s currently building a house in Dallas.
Any team that had interest in acquiring Murray would almost certainly want him to restructure his contract, which has five years and $40 million remaining on it, including $9 million in guaranteed money.
Murray seemed like a perfect fit in Dallas, but ultimately the two sides parted ways over money. A report from during the season indicated that Murray was hoping to be released so he could return to the Cowboys, though most of us assumed that was because he didn’t want to play for Chip Kelly.
Apparently there was more to it than that. Perhaps there was some tension between Murray and his teammates (these comments hint at that) and he regrets signing with the Eagles.