The Philadelphia Eagles should be flying high after beating the New England Patriots last week, but the team’s marquee offseason addition reportedly is unhappy with his role.
Running back DeMarco Murray apparently has become increasingly frustrated with his role in the Eagles’ offense. So much so, in fact, that ESPN.com reports Murray spoke with owner Jeffrey Lurie after Sunday’s win in Foxboro, Mass., and voiced his frustrations.
Murray left the Dallas Cowboys to sign with the Eagles in the offseason, but his workload has varied this season. He hit a new low Sunday, seeing the field for just 14 offensive plays with just 24 yards on eight arries.
According to ESPN.com, Murray sat next to Lurie on the team’s flight home from New England, where he aired his grievances.
“He’s obviously upset about what happened,” a source told ESPN.com.
Murray signed a five-year, $42 million contract with the Eagles, and he’s been used sparingly in his first season. Murray has missed time with injuries, but it’s been a struggle to find carries in Chip Kelly’s offense, especially in the last month or so. Over the last three weeks, Murray’s carried the ball just 35 times combined. To put that in some kind of perspective, Murray logged at least 28 carries in six different games last season for Dallas.
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