DeMarco Murray's deal with Eagles is expected to be 5 years, $42 million, including $21 million guaranteed, per @mortreport and I. - @AdamSchefter
Free Agent RB DeMarco Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a deal. Ryan Mathews had agreed to a deal with Philly, and has now also signed with Philly.
After the Eagles acquired Sam Bradford (Murray's college QB and roommate at Oklahoma), Murray expressed interest playing in Chip Kelly's spread offense.
Cowboys Sign Darren McFadden
Murray spent his first 4 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, gaining 5,726 total yards (4,526 rushing) and scoring 29 touchdowns. Just one of his touchdowns came via pass. However, Murray can get involved in the pass attack, racking up 110 receptions over the last two seasons.
The Cowboys will hand the ball off to Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar, or turn to free agency and target C.J. Spiller or Reggie Bush Otherwise, they can look to draft Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Ameer Abdullah or Jay Ajayi in the the 2015 NFL Draft.
Of course, they will wait for Adrian Peterson's situation to play out with the Minnesota Vikings.
With the Eagles, Murray replaces LeSean McCoy who was traded to the Buffalo Bills for Kiko Alonso. McCoy is probably a better running back than Murray, but Murray and Alonso is better than Shady. Murray will have to give way to Darren Sproles, who actually led the Eagles in rushing TDs with 6. McCoy had 5.
Important to Note
- Sproles scored 41% of the time he touched the ball inside the redzone last season, leading the NFL. Of the 25 RBs with 150+ carries last season, McCoy ranked 14th, receiving 50% of the teams carries inside the 5 yardline. Murray led with 19 attempts and 100% of the Cowboys goalline carries. Murray could have some easy TDs taken away!