December 10, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Eagles running back DeMarco Murray downplays convo with owner
Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray downplayed his airplane conversation with owner Jeffrey Lurie following a win over the New England Patriots. Murray is apparently upset about recruiting promises broken to him by coach Chip Kelly. “That’s between Mr. Lurie and myself,” Murray said. “We sit next to each other on the flights.”“I wouldn’t say I was disappointed,” Murray said. “Obviously, we won the game and I was happy about that. I think every player wants to contribute to the team. Especially as a competitor, I want a chance to go out there and work out and do what I can to help this team. It was a little different.” Murray said "100 percent yes," he wants to stay with the Eagles, adding that he's "very happy" in Philadelphia and said "I love it here." Few people believe him, though. He's signed to a five-year, $40 million contract.
"I made a commitment to Jeff and Chip and these guys in the locker room," Murray said. "I love playing for this team, I love the fans, and when I sign on that dotted team, I knew I was going to be here for a long time. I’m committed to winning a lot of games here. Obviously it’s a tough year for myself and the team so far, but we still have a chance – we’re tied for first place in the division – we still have a chance to do some things. I’m committed here for the long run.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.