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A Stronger, Faster DeMarco Murray?


Running back DeMarco Murray's 2014 workload has been well documented. The NFL's rushing champion had 80 more attempts on the ground in the regular season than any other running back. That doesn't include his 57 receptions or 48 total touches in the playoffs.

How does he feel going into the 2015 season? "Amazing" was the word Murray used as a guest this week on The Rich Eisen Show.

"I feel stronger, faster than I have ever felt in my life," Murray said thanks to the Eagles' sports science program as well as his own work ethic.

And to maximize Murray's talents, the Eagles can afford to ease his workload. The Eagles have a pair of Pro Bowl running backs alongside Murray in Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles.

"There's a lot of playmakers on this team so it's going to be hard to just try to stop the run or try to key in on one guy whether it's the run game or pass game because we have so many different weapons," Murray said. "I think Chip (Kelly) does a great job of using the talent that he has."

Murray also discussed the role that quarterback Sam Bradford played in his decision to sign with the Eagles. The two were teammates at Oklahoma and dreamed about a reunion in the NFL.

"Once he did get traded here, I immediately was like, 'Hey, we've got to get something done there. Let's make it happen,'" Murray recalled. "We were able to. He's a great person, works very hard. He's excited about his upcoming season."

Check out the entire interview above to learn more about Murray including his smoothie of choice at the NovaCare Complex. !

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