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Rumor Mill: RB Murray To The Eagles?


ESPN's Adam Caplan reported that the Eagles are one of the teams involved in the sweepstakes for the reigning NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray.

Murray became a free agent at 4 p.m. after a new deal with the Dallas Cowboys could not be agreed upon. Dallas had already used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. Reporters noted that very early on Tuesday morning Murray erased any reference to his affiliation with the Cowboys from his Twitter account.

A third-round pick in 2011 out of Oklahoma, Murray rushed for a franchise-record 1,845 yards to lead the league in 2014. He had 13 rushing touchdowns and also accounted for 416 yards on 64 receptions.

Murray also broke the 1,000-yard plateau in 2013 with 1,121 yards and 10 total touchdowns. Over the past two seasons, Murray has accounted for 130 receptions.

The Eagles traded LeSean McCoy on Tuesday to Buffalo. Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner and Matthew Tucker are under contract for next season while Chris Polk is a restricted free agent.

At least one Eagles player would sign off on the move.

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