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DeMarco Murray Injury: Eagles running back to reportedly play against Redskins

After missing one game, the Eagles' starting running back is reportedly back.

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Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray is expected to play against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

As noted, Murray was listed as "questionable" to play in the Eagles' Week 4 matchup due to a hamstring injury. Murray missed Philadelphia's Week 3 game after suffering the injury in practice last week.

Murray's tenure with the Eagles has hardly gotten off to a good start. The 2014 NFL leading rusher has managed to gain a mere 12 yards on 21 total rushing attempts. Murray has dealt with bad blocking, but Eagles backup running back Ryan Mathews played behind the same offensive line and gained 108 yards on 24 carries (4.5 yards per attempt) against the New York Jets.

It will be interesting to see how Murray fares in his return to action. Washington's run defense ranks as the fifth best unit overall as ranked by Football Outsiders. It will be a tough challenge for him and Philadelphia's shaky offensive line.