On Monday, following the team's second practice, Murray addressed his absence -- and made it clear it wasn't his call.
"That's how it goes," Murray said. "I don't know whose decision it was. I was trying to do as much as I could."
In Murray's place with the first-team offense on Sunday was Darren Sproles, who is projected to be third on the depth chart behind Murray and Ryan Mathews. With Murray holding his helmet, many speculated an injury was holding him back, a theory the running back shot down on Monday, the story said. Murray added that he wanted to be out there, but the good news is it doesn't seem to be injury related.