League-rushing champion DeMarco Murray has personally offered himself to join Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday morning and be a part of Chip Kelly’s team, ESPN said. Murray expressed willingness to play alongside his former Oklahoma colleague Sam Bradford.
This heightened the desire of the Eagles to have Murray in their team. However, one problem that can arise is the payment, as Kelly has made it clear that the team won’t be paying exorbitant fees when it comes to recruiting players.
The other impediment involves the recruitment of Ryan Mathews, former Chargers running back. Moreover, the recruitment of Murray can point towards staffing the defense with too many top players.
According to Murray, he desires to play alongside his former roommate and who he describes as his best friend, Bradford.
According to an NFL insider, there is “mutual interest” between Murray and the Eagles.
During the last season, Murray ended the league with 1,845 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns.
The information is widespread regarding the plan of the Dallas Cowboys to re-sign Murray, which has already broken down, NJ.com reports.
Despite Kelly’s declaration about reasonable money they are going to put out to acquire players, the Eagles do have the cash to afford Murray. After all, they traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange of linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Bradford, on the other hand, is trying his best to have Murray in the team. He said on Wednesday, “I’ve been trying my hardest,”
He added, “I’ve called him. I’ve texted him. I’ve done everything. We’ve been in communication. If we can somehow land him, it would be a great pickup. Not only is he a great player, he’s a great person. He’s a really close friend of mine, too. I think he can really help this ball club.”