DeMarco Murray news, rumors and stats

 

DeMarco Murray

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 219

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2011DAL131638955.4920261837.040018910780
2012DAL101616634.1240342477.26001959102
2013DAL1421711245.1890533506.601027014741
Average:1808945503826070021811541
Total:5412682515011378071065434623

Cowboys | Tony Romo would have taken pay cut

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:56:19 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said Tuesday, March 31, he would have taken a pay cut in order for the team to retain RB DeMarco Murray (Eagles). "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing, 'that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes." In the end, the Cowboys never approached Romo about a a pay cut and Murray left for a five-year deal from the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Now Romo will hand footballs off to Darren McFadden instead of Murray, a huge downgrade at the position considering his injury history. The good news is that Romo might actually do a little more passing in 2015, so his fantasy value could increase a little bit.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Eagles | Chip Kelly favors one-cut runners

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:58:57 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills because head coach Chip Kelly desires a one-cut running back, according to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie praised McCoy as a player, but the move was not financially driven. Kelly felt he could garner more production from a different running back or two. Lurie used the term "power spread" on multiple occasions to describe Kelly's offense. RBs DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews figure to share the work.

Fantasy Tip: Murray was one of the best players in fantasy last season, but there's almost no way he can repeat that kind of performance with two other legit backs wanting the ball. With Sproles an elite receiver from the RB position, Murray may find it difficult to repeat his 57 receptions from a year ago. Murray still rates as a mid-to-low RB1. Sproles is a capable RB3 in PPR leagues. Mathews' role is a little cloudy, but he is likely a low-end RB3 for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philly.com - Sheil Kapadia

Eagles | DeMarco Murray has rushing escalators

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:35:57 -0700

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray has up to $500,000 in base salary escalators from 2016-19 based on rushing yards.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Eagles | DeMarco Murray's deal is official

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:13:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray's five-year deal is official. The deal is worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: It's in an intriguing situation for Murray, who will be splitting time with RBs Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. Still, Murray will start and see the majority of touches out of the backfield. He should still be considered an RB1 in 2015 drafts, but there is obvious risk involved with Murray's injury history and the extensive workload he had in 2014. Tread carefully with Murray as an RB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | DeMarco Murray financials

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:30:50 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray will receive $40 million in base salary over the next five years of his deal, with a max of $42 million. He will have $18 million fully guaranteed and $21 million in total guarantees.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected contract terms

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:32:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is expected to sign a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that will pay $42 million with $21 million guaranteed.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected to join Eagles

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:06:03 -0700

Updating previous reports, free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is fully expected to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles if all goes well with his visit.

Fantasy Tip: Murray is very comfortable in a high-octane, spread offense like Chip Kelly's from his days in college with Sam Bradford, the new presumed Eagles starting quarterback. It'll be tough for Murray to replicate his career year in 2014, but being in this offense will continue to make him an RB1 worth drafting in the first round of fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Cowboys | Dallas calling other RBs

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:25:02 -0700

With free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) expected to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys are now calling around for other free-agent running backs.

Fantasy Tip: As it currently stands on Dallas' roster, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle are the lead running backs without Murray. Randle had more carries (51), yards (343) and touchdowns (three) than Dunbar in 2014. If Dallas doesn't add another rusher in free agency or the draft, which is highly unlikely, Randle would be the more valuable fantasy running back, with Dunbar worth a flier in point-per-reception leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected to join Eagles

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:24:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is expected to sign with Philadelphia Eagles, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: Murray will join what is expected to be a crowded backfield in Philadelphia if he signs there. There is some risk in taking Murray with a high draft pick this fall, as he will not be running behind the same offensive line he had in Dallas.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Eagles | Ryan Mathews yet to sign with Philly

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:17:13 -0700

Free-agent RB Ryan Mathews (Chargers) agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, March 11, but he hasn't signed it yet. It's unknown if he'll go through and sign if the Eagles sign free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys).

Fantasy Tip: Hold your horses here on Mathews, folks. It's not a done deal, and he could change his mind if he sees that Murray is coming aboard. It would sure be a crowded backfield in Philly if it included Murray, Mathews and Darren Sproles. Mathews' fantasy value could vary wildly depending on what happens with this situation. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

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