DeMarco Murray might miss a second preseason game on Saturday, and although he says he’s ready to go, people are getting a little worried about the Eagles’ new featured running back.
According to NFL Media’s Conor Orr, Murray had his usual low-speed, low-workload practice as the Eagles practiced with the Ravens Wednesday, even though offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur had said he wouldn’t be limited. Murray is coming off a 392-carry season with the Cowboys, well above the 370 threshold that historically caused future problems for running backs.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has talked about Murray’s workload issues, but the running back doesn’t know if that’s why he has been limited in training camp.
“I don’t think it’s a big deal at all,” he said. “(Kelly) is doing what is best for the team and I’m all for it. It feels like certain days there might not be as much work but I’m for it. They know what is best for the team.”
Murray said that he “feels great,” and would like to get hit a few times in the preseason just to get used to the feel again.
While Murray was taking it easy, another Eagles back, Kenjon Barner, had the cut of the day:
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