Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday (March 12) with the intent to sign with the franchise.
According to ESPN, the 27-year-old was fed up with waiting on an offer from the Dallas Cowboys, who have begun reportedly looking elsewhere for a new running back, so he has every intention to sign with the Eagles.
Murray is said to have reached out to Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Wednesday morning (March 11) to express his desire to play in his offense alongside new quarterback Sam Bradford.
The meeting comes despite Philly agreeing to sign former San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews to a three-year, $11.5 million deal. However, ESPN says the main obstacle for Murray would be money, because Kelly has said, publicly, that the team will be financially prudent in their personnel decisions.
Last season, Murray broke Jim Brown’s 1958 NFL rushing record for most consecutive 100 yard games to start the season. He also passed Emmitt Smith’s Cowboys franchise single season rushing record, finishing the season with with 1,845 yards along with 13 rushing touchdowns.
Update: Murray has signed with the Eagles on a five-year, $42 million contract.