Will Philadelphia Eagles Make Offer To DeMarco Murray?


Dec 14, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back

DeMarco Murray

(29) carries the ball in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Dallas defeated Philadelphia 38-27. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Will Philadelphia Eagles Make Offer To DeMarco Murray?

It’s a world gone mad.  On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles more than doubled their already comfortable NFL salary cap space to over $55 million for the 2015 free agency season.

Gone are veterans like outside linebacker Trent Cole, cornerback Cary Williams, and recently announced pending trade of running back LeSean “Shady” McCoy.

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Part of the shock of the day fills me with disappointment that veterans who had given so much will not be part of the victory parade if the Philadelphia Eagles hoist the Lombardi trophy in the near future.   But part of me understands that this is a business, and that without needed changes, that parade may never take place.

So I’m torn.

But head coach Chip Kelly is one step ahead of the rest of us.  Yes, many of the moves we’ve expected. But the move of running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for one-hit wonder Kiko Alonso is a surprise to nearly all of us.

Trying to make sense of so many changes would be a twenty page article that I neither have time to write nor you have time to read.  But that could come in the future.

What we CAN touch base on is the track record of “if you beat him, you join him” of signing up players.   After the New Orleans Saints defeated the Eagles in a playoff game, the off-season found the team signing up both safety Malcolm Jenkins and running back Darren Sproles.

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  • Now it’s 2015, and the game that broke the Eagles season was the home loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys.  They also had a star running back who carried the team to a 12-4 record by the name of DeMarco Murray.   He was the NFL leading rusher by a mile.

    So is it too far fetched to guess that he could be a winghead in 2015?  Sure there are running backs in the draft, but Murray is a proven commodity.  But it makes you wonder will the Philadelphia Eagles make an offer to DeMarco Murray?

    And it screws with rival Dallas, so there’s that.

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