Eagles Come to Terms with Free Agent Running Back DeMarco Murray

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Many Eagles fans were irate when the team dealt running back LeSean McCoy. Today, the team found his replacement – a younger, better version of McCoy.

The team has agreed to terms with running back DeMarco Murray on a five-year deal worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed.

Murray was the hardest working back in the game last season, going for a career-high 392 rushing attempts for 1,845 yards.

The Eagles revamped their running back core not only with the signing of Murray, but also the team came to terms with running back Ryan Mathews Wednesday on a three-year deal.

Eagles to Meet with Cowboys Free Agent RB DeMarco Murray

Green Bay Packers vs Dallas Cowboys, 2015 NFC Divisional Playoffs

As if things haven’t been interesting enough this offseason for the Eagles and the rest of the NFL, the birds could be landing the biggest free agent out there as they have a meeting set up with running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday.

The move would not only add one of the biggest playmakers in the NFL to the Philly roster, but also would seriously hurt their biggest rival in the Cowboys.

Last season Murray ran for 1845 yards and 13 touchdowns, putting up 4.7 yards per carry. The meeting could net the Eagles a huge piece of their offensive puzzle for years to come.

Former Eagles RB McCoy Says He’s Not the Reason Gore Spurned Eagles

Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers

Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was traded last week from the Eagles in exchange for inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, jokingly took credit for 49ers RB Frank Gore backing out on his deal with Chip Kelly and company and opting to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, instead, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.

McCoy told reporters in Buffalo that he spoke to Gore and told him “so many bad things. That’s why he didn’t go.” McCoy clarified that he was joking and that Gore’s “whole decision was his idea.”

On NFL Network, McCory expanded on his comments.

McCoy insisted he only had positive things to say about his time in Philly.

“We talked about Philadelphia. He did ask me a lot of questions,” he said. “I mean it was mutual I asked him about (former 49ers offensive coordinator) Greg (Roman) and he asked me about Chip and the offense, and I was honest with him. I told him he’d get the ball a lot and he would love it.

“Chip is a mastermind — he finds ways to get the ball in space with the running backs and he would like it … I was honest with him, for the most part

“… Everything I said was positive. All the deep secrets I kept secret,” he added, snickering. “Everything I said was positive. He made his own decision himself.”

Eagles Hire Boston College OC Jim Day To Coach QB’s

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants

The Eagles have hired Boston College offensive coordinator Ryan Day to be their quarterbacks coach, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Day was also Boston College’s quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons. He previously coached B.C.’s wide receivers from 2007 to ’11. In between, he was Temple’s offensive coordinator for a season before following former Owls coach Steve Addazio to Boston.

He got his coaching start at New Hampshire, where he was the tight ends coach alongside offensive coordinator Kelly in 2002. He was New Hampshire’s starting quarterback for three seasons (1999-2001) and set school records with Kelly calling the plays.

RB LeSean McCoy Says He Wants To Stay with the Eagles

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 99 yards on Sunday to finish with 1,319 yards this season. It was the second-highest rushing total of his career, with both seasons coming under Chip Kelly. He was named to his third Pro Bowl in six seasons last week.

But McCoy is due to be paid $9.75 million with a salary-cap number of $11.95 million in 2015. That’s a hefty price for a running back, and McCoy admitted that his future goes through his mind sometimes – especially after the Eagles jettisoned DeSean Jackson last offseason, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

“The season just ended, and . . . I’m an Eagle. I love it here,” McCoy said. “My six years here have been excellent. I’ve been very, very, very productive here. I have a great relationship with my coaches, the owner.

“We’ll see what happens. It’s a business. Anything can happen; I know that. But I’m sure we can work something out. And hopefully, everything does work out. They know how I feel about them. I know how they feel about me. So we’ll see what happens. At the end of the day, it’s a business.”

McCoy might need to restructure his contract. He would be costly to cut, too, with the team absorbing $4.4 million in dead money. So there could be a solution amenable to both sides.

“It depends how they want to do it,” McCoy said. “. . . I love this team, and I’ll do whatever it takes. . . . We’ve got some time for that.”

Eagles at Redskins Wednesday Injury Report

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday LB Trent Cole (hand), QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (knee), TE Brent Celek (neck), DT Bennie Logan (pectoral), S Chris Maragos (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (knee), K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Jason Hatcher (knee), LB Gabe Miller (ankle), TE Jordan Reed (not injury related), T Trent Williams (shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Brandon Meriweather (toe), LB Keenan Robinson (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Chris Baker (chest, toe), LB Will Compton (shoulder), RB Roy Helu (toe), C Kory Lichtensteiger (knee)

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