DeMarco Murray was the source or much drama last season in the Eagles locker room.
Or was it Chip Kelly?
Either way, Murray was abused in an offense that wasn't built for him, and a 3.8 yards per carry average -- a career low -- was the result.
According to sources, the Eagles may not want Murray's services back this season despite having a new head coach and a new scheme.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport said "Murray hasn't asked to be released or traded, and the Eagles seem -- at this point -- intent on not cutting him. But the longer this situation goes without a resolution toward the belief that it can work, the greater chance it could explode."
Murray is due a lot of money this year as part of his $40 million deal signed last offseason. His cap hit is $8 million next season and would be $13 million if he is cut outright.
On radio row at the Super Bowl Thursday, Murray was the subject of much pontification, but the veteran running back did not want to comment, telling ESPN Thursday (via Bleeding Green Nation): "I do, I do [want to be back]. Obviously, it's something for me, that's not the lasting impression I want to leave in my mouth and the fans and my family, anyone. I take football very, very serious, it's my life. I love it, besides my family and my faith, obviously. I never want to leave off on a note like I did last year, so I'm working tremendously harder to try and improve from an individual standpoint and a team standpoint as well."
Doug Pederson also had positive things to say about Murray upon accepting the Eagles' head coaching position.
"I think DeMarco Murray fits well into what I can bring," the coach said. "Theres a unique style there with him. If you go back and look at his tape in Dallas, he's a physical downhill running back."