Report: Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed reduced role with owner

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Eagles RB Demarco Murray addressed offense with ownership
Tuesday December 8th, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of playing time this season with team owner Jeffrey Lurie on Sunday, reports ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Following Philadelphia’s 35–28 win over the New England Patriots, in which Murray had eight carries for just 24 yards, he met with Lurie and reportedly expressed his frustrations regarding his role in coach Chip Kelly’s offense this season. According to Werder’s report, Murray didn’t want to “cause [a] scene.”

Murray, who was the 2014 NFL rushing champion while with the Dallas Cowboys, has recorded 163 carries for 569 yards and four touchdowns in 2015.

In his last two seasons with the Cowboys before joining the Eagles, Murray rushed a combined 609 times for 2,966 yards, and was a Pro Bowler in both 2013 and ’14, as well as a first team All Pro selection in ’14.

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In October, Murray outwardly expressed his feelings about his playing time, saying he did not think he was getting the ball often enough.

Kelly has yet to announce the team’s starting running back for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

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