The Philadelphia Eagles are making moves to rid themselves of ex-coach Chip Kelly’s players.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday, that the Eagles have traded star running back DeMarco Murray to the Tennessee Titans in a blockbuster deal. Murray’s representation at Sports Trust Advisors confirmed the trade via Twitter, saying Murray will get a new contract from the Titans.
Trades can officially be made Wednesday, the first day of the league year.
Murray was given permission to find a trade partner, and he identified and sought out Tennessee, which he thought to be a good fit and an exciting opportunity, according to one person who knows Murray.
Murray signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Eagles last year after he led the NFL in rushing with the Cowboys in 2014. A year after rushing for 1,845 yards, he ran for 713 yards last season with the Eagles. He was reportedly unhappy with his role in the Eagles' offense, which is what led to this huge trade.
Murray, who just turned 28, was a third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2011.
Tennessee finalizing deal for Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, league sources tell ESPN. Trade expected to be complete for new league year Weds— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016