If you wanted to scrub the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2015 season from your memory, which you should, I’m sorry for reminding you about it today.
But I couldn’t help but note how the Tennessee Titans officially released running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday.
Murray’s departure comes two years after the Eagles traded Chip Kelly’s free agent bust away. The Eagles sent their fourth-round pick (No. 113) and Murray to the Titans in exchange for Tennessee’s fourth-round pick (No. 100). The trade always served as a salary dump for Philly.
The Eagles later used selection No. 100 in a package of picks sent to the Cleveland Browns in order to move up to draft Carson Wentz at No. 2. I’d say that’s worked out well so far.
In two seasons with the Titans, Murray rushed for 15 touchdowns and 1,946 yards on 477 attempts (4.1 average). He also logged 92 receptions for 643 yard and four scores. And he even threw for a 10-yard touchdown.
Despite Murray’s production with the Titans, moving on from him in 2016 was obviously the right move for the Eagles. Getting rid of him was good for the locker room, it saved the Eagles money, and, most importantly of all, it helped them get Wentz.
Maybe the 30-year-old rusher will end up back in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.