According to a report from ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, free agent running back DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia on Thursday with the intent of signing with the Eagles.
But don't mark it official yet. Here's what Schefter had to say:
"Pro-Bowl RB DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia this morning with the expectation he will be an Eagle, per a league source.
Dallas has had numerous chances to resign Murray throughout the year and now.
Aside from the contract, the Eagles are most appealing to Murray because of his belief in their chance to win.
Murray would consider a final, last minute offer from the Cowboys, per source, but he's going to Philadelphia with the intent to sign."
Late on Wednesday evening, Schefter reported Murray would be visiting the Eagles on Thursday.
According to ESPN's Sarah Spain, Murray's wife is coming with him to visit Philadelphia. She notes that Chip Kelly canceled his flight to send it to Dallas to pick Murray up instead. Kelly now won't be attending Oregon's pro day because he'll be meeting with Murray instead.
This is an interesting situation. As Schefter notes, the Eagles have already agreed to deal with free agent running back Ryan Mathews, but that deal has not actually been signed yet. It doesn't necessarily seem like the Eagles are wiling to back out of the deal, but Mathews presumably could end up not signing if Murray signs with the Eagles.
It's a very fluid situation so stay tuned for more updates.
UPDATE: Mike Fisher of Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan is reporting that Murray's family is saying the running back will join the Eagles.
Members of DeMarco Murray's inner circle are headed to Philly, which tells you where this situation is going.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2015