The Philadelphia Eagles are trading DeMarco Murray to the Tennessee Titans, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Murray's agency confirmed the news on Twitter.
Tennessee finalizing deal for Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, league sources tell ESPN. Trade expected to be complete for new league year Weds— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016
A trade & new contract has been orchestrated to make @DeMarcoMurray a member of the Tennessee @Titans. pic.twitter.com/WlUez4wyXT— SportsTrust Advisors (@_SportsTrust) March 8, 2016
It's unclear what the Eagles received in return for Murray.
This trade hardly comes as a surprise. Just hours ago it was reported that an AFC team had interest in Murray and that the Eagles had finalized a deal shipping him out for good. It was previously reported multiple times that Murray was unhappy in Philadelphia.
Trading Murray saves the Eagles $4 million in cap space assuming the Eagles didn't have to eat extra money on his deal. The Birds couldn't have realistically cut Murray from a financial perspective so this was the only way to get rid of him.
Murray's 2015 season was predictably disappointing. After coming off a 2014 season where he led the NFL in rushing with the Cowboys, Murray often looked slow and useless in Philadelphia. He averaged 3.6 yards per carry, which ranked tied for 41st out of 47 qualified running backs. Murray got benched late in the season and reportedly complained about his lack of playing time to Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie. Philly fans probably won't be upset to see him gone.
The Eagles trading Murray is just another example of Howie Roseman fixing the mistakes made by Chip Kelly last offseason. Earlier on Monday it was reported that the Eagles are sending Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins.
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