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Murray Wants To Get Carries In Preseason


Running back DeMarco Murray was held back from the preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts but is confident he is ready to play after practicing as a full participant Wednesday.

"We'll see; we'll see how it goes. But yeah, I feel good. Like I said, it's obviously Chip's [Kelly] decision on what he wants to do but I feel good and I'm definitely hoping to play," Murray said after the first joint practice with the Ravens.

Murray, who was named the 2014 AP Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for an NFL-best and career-high 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Dallas Cowboys, has been limited throughout Training Camp but is looking forward to hopefully getting in a few hits against the Ravens.

"I just need to get a good feeling. I don't know the number on it and I wouldn't put a number on it so obviously you're out here practicing, out here working but you definitely want to get a touch or two here in the preseason. Just get a feel for it, get a couple hits in and what not," Murray said.

There was not an ounce of worry on Murray's face when he talked about getting back out there and competing.

"I've played four years and I'm very comfortable with the offense, very comfortable with myself and we put in a lot of great work here so it all depends on what they want to do," he said. "Like I said, they know what's best for the team."

Murray's time in Philadelphia so far has been nothing but positive and he has enjoyed every part of being an Eagle.

"It's been great the past couple of months I've been here," Murray said. "There's a great fan base, definitely very proud to be an Eagle and they show a lot of support, so I'm excited about this upcoming season."

After practicing the same way for the past few weeks in Training Camp, it is a big change adding another team to the field but Murray thinks it was beneficial to them as a whole.

"Definitely, it's a little bit more enthusiastic. I think to hit someone else and go against someone else and see what they're doing," Murray said. "Obviously, they get to see what we're doing and I think it's a great teaching moment to compete at a high level and show these other guys what you're about."

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