DeMarco Murray ‘committed’ to Eagles amid rumors
DeMarco Murray refuted reports that he and the Eagles could be headed for a split.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Thursday that player and organization were not in a good place and headed for a “stare-down” on the running back’s future.
According to the report, Murray has not asked for a trade or a release. Murray’s comments were concurrent with that news.
“I'm signed there for the next four years. I don't know where that story is coming from," Murray said on PFT Live on Thursday. "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.”
After a disappointing season in which Murray ran for just 702 yards despite playing in 15 games—followed by fired coach Chip Kelly being replaced by Doug Pederson— it seems feasible the star running back could be headed elsewhere.
Murray, 27, signed a five-year, $40 million deal last off–season that has $9 million remaining in guaranteed dollars. Rapoport reports if the Eagles were to release him, they would face a $13 million salary cap hit.
Murray spent the first four seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys and is currently building a home in Dallas, Rapoport reports.