DeMarco Murray joins Philadelphia

DeMarco Murray will be an Eagle.

Murray has agreed to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Thursday. Murray’s deal is worth more than $40 million with more than $20 million guaranteed with the Eagles.

Murray will share a backfield with ex-Chargers back Ryan Mathews. Mathews agreed to a three-year deal with Philadelphia on Wednesday, and for some time Thursday, his status seemed to be up in the air. However, Mathews and the Eagles got the deal done.

Murray, the 2014 NFL Offensive Player of the Year scared off a few teams interested in offering him a big deal after a career-high 392 regular season carries. “I don’t think it’s a concern,” Kelly said at a news conference Thursday. “But I also for us think it’s also part of having Ryan here, is that I would hope DeMarco doesn’t have to carry the ball 392 times this year. If he does we’re running it 692 times.”

He wanted a running back in Murray’s prototype bad enough that he paid Murray handsomely, a total that was nearly identical to McCoy’s five-year, $40 million Bills deal with $26.05 million guaranteed.

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