Sunday, December 13, 2015

Insider: Murray could be benched today

Running back controversy exploded here at Gillette Stadium last week.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport hasn't been on a roll lately with Eagles news.

But Rapoport said with authoristy this morning that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly plans to roll with Darren Sproles as his No. 1 running back and that DeMarco Murray likely will have a limited role or possibly be benched.

The Eagles are welcoming Ryan Mathews back to the running back rotation.

If Murray's role is reduced, it would suggest Kelly really isn't happy with the way the free agent acquisition fits in the offense and is anything but ecstatic that the back took his concerns to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie on the plane ride home from the Patriots game last week.

Rapoport said Murray discussed concerns about Kelly and running backs coach Duce Staley during the talk with Lurie.

Add the return of LeSean McCoy, who says he won't shake Kelly's hand, and the Eagles-Bills game today at Lincoln Financial Field could be one for the ages. 

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