Eagles Beat: DeMarco Murray just a member of committee

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Even after seeing an uptick in carries during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Buffalo Bills, it appears that DeMarco Murray's days of being the bell cow in the Eagles' backfield are over.

Murray carried the ball 11 times for 34 yards Sunday after complaining about his playing time and role in the offense to owner Jeffrey Lurie on the flight back to Philadelphia following a Week 13 win over the New England Patriots.

Following that impromptu conversation, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan, Murray met with head coach Chip Kelly.

Despite being guaranteed $18 million through next season as part of a $40 million contract Murray signed during the offseason, it is becoming more evident that at least for the remainder of this season the league's defending rushing champion will be nothing more than a member of a backfield by committee.

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As the story said, Murray's results on the field have done little to convince either Kelly or the coaching staff that he is deserving of being the feature back after 13 weeks. So far this season Murray has only rushed for 603 yards while averaging 3.5 yards per carry.

Filed Under: 2015, W15

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