NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that the Philadelphia Eagles could end up benching running back DeMarco Murray.
“The Eagles are weighing all options when it comes to their running back rotation today, even benching DeMarco Murray,” Rapoport said on NFL Network’s GameDay First on Sunday. Which of course means he could end up being Philly’s fourth string running back behind Ryan Mathews, Kenjon Barner and Darren Sproles.
Murray spoke with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie because he didn’t want to talk to head coach Chip Kelly.
“As for his talk with Jeffrey Lurie, my understanding is he didn’t approach Chip Kelly for the same talk because he didn’t think Chip was as approachable … which, of course, represents a bigger problem. Murray has not made a ton of friends in the Eagles‘ locker room, this rubs some people the wrong way, especially this week. So it’s worth considering what role he will have going forward.”
Sounds like the Eagles have a tough choice to make with Murray. They will have either trade him, cut him or actually use him in a way that will actually help him be effective for their team.