Up until this point, Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray has missed a lot of training camp practices. According to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, it's all part of the process for the running back in Kelly's sports science program. On Wednesday, Murray said that he's ready to play, but that doesn't mean you will necessarily see him in the preseason game against the Ravens.
According to beat reporter Tim Hawk, Murray increased his workload on Wednesday during the joint practice with the Ravnes, taking first-team reps throughout the day. His strong practice session won't guarantee his participation in this week's game. That will ultimately come down to Kelly.
"I've played four years and I'm very comfortable with the offense, very comfortable with myself," Murray said, per True Jersey. "We got in some great work here. It all depends on what they want to do, and they have said they know what is best for the team."
If Murray is disappointed in his usage so far since signing with the Eagles, he's not letting anyone know about it. He's saying all of the right things about Kelly's plan for him.
"No, not at all. I don't think it's a big deal," Murray said. "He is doing what is best for the team. At the end of the day, he is looking at what is best for the team, and I'm all for it. I'm a team player. So certain days, maybe not doing as much work. I'm for it. Obviously you want to come out here and compete every day, work as hard as you can and try to help the team, but they know what is best for the team."
The Eagles signed Murray to the largest contract of any free agent running back this offseason. They have big plans for him, even if they're not willing to reveal them just yet.
(h/t True Jersey)
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