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DeMarco Murray makes contact with Chip Kelly over Philadelphia Eagles move

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DeMarco Murray has today taken the initiative regarding his future the NFL, ensuring speculation on the subject reached fever pitch in the process.

Making contact

According to fresh reports from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, DeMarco Murray this morning made contact with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to signal his interest in joining the franchise this offseason.

The news is sure to be met with dismay amongst fans of Murray's most recent franchise, the Dallas Cowboys, considering the intense rivalry between the two teams.

It is believed that Murray is keen to play under Kelly specifically because of the former Oregon man's spread offense - and the recent controversial trade that brought in quarterback Sam Bradford may have sparked the RB's move to get in touch.

Bradford and Murray roomed together during their college career at Oklahoma and clearly Murray must feel that the duo can reunite under Kelly to create an exciting brand of football.

Not so crazy?

The Philadelphia Eagles have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons in recent days after shock trade moves that saw LeSean McCoy, and Nick Foles depart the franchise. But Chip Kelly must be grinning after the latest development after many labelled his moves crazy.

Despite the Eagles having today added at the running back position, bringing in former San Diego Charger Ryan Mathews, it looks like Murray's bold move has upped the ante.

Per the report:

"Murray's call was enough to jump-start tepid interest from the Eagles, despite their signing of former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews."

"During his discussion with Kelly, a source said Murray characterized Bradford, who was acquired by the Eagles from the Rams on Tuesday, as one of his best friends."

Sam Bradford himself openly admitted today that he has been doing his best to convince Murray to join him in Philly. 

Financial restrictions

While Eagles fans will suddenly be licking their lips at the prospect of an RB depth chart consisting of Murray, Mathews, Sproles and Polk, there remain stumbling blocks despite the mutual interest between player and team.

With DeMarco Murray seeking a big pay day after a monster 2014 season, and having turned down $5 million from the Cowboys recently, it is unclear whether Philadelphia would be willing to break the bank.

They only recently shed themselves of McCoy largely because of his big salary.

Indeed ESPN's report had a warning note, suggesting that Chip Kelly has made a point of making the Eagles "financially prudent in their personnel decisions." Still, will the reigning Offensive Player of the Year coming to them in the hope of a deal, could he really say no now?

What do you think Eagles fans? Is DeMarco Murray a no-brainer, and has Chip Kelly just gone from idiot to genius? Let us know in the comments section below...

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