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Philadelphia Eagles' DeMarco Murray will not play against the New York Jets

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Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray will no longer be playing today against the New York Jets, as his hamstring has not reacted well this morning, according to Adam Schefter.

The running back was planning to play later today, and would test his hamstring during pregame to be sure.

But after tests this morning, the two-time Pro Bowler will no longer be playing against the Jets, meaning backup Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles will receive more snaps today.


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The 27-year-old so far this year has been held to just 11 yards from 21 attempts, but he was the leading rusher in the NFL last season with an impressive 1,845 yards.

But now, the Eagles may find it even more tough to get their running game going this season, not just due to the fact they won't have Murray, but because the Jets have one of the toughest defenses in the league.

The NFC East team's offensive line hasn't exactly been pulling any favors to help their rushers either, so Mathews and Sproles may find it incredibly tough today.

The Eagles have been highly successful against the AFC East team throughout all of history, winning all nine of their previous meetings.

However, it may be tougher to find the tenth today without their top rusher, meaning they could slip to 0-3 and ever so closer to being out of playoff contention.

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