Jaguars, Raiders eyeing DeMarco Murray


After a flurry of trades, cuts and signings, DeMarco Murray remains the biggest of names left on the open market. So where will he land?

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the former Dallas Cowboys running back is receiving interest from the Philadelphia Eagles and remains "intrigued" by the concept of playing for coach Chip Kelly. Rapoport later added that the running back will likely make a decision on Wednesday night, and that the Raiders are offering Murray the most money.

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Frank Gore pulled out of a pending deal with the Eagles on Monday and the team rebounded by signing Ryan Mathews, but they are still in on the Murray sweepstakes. 

Rapoport was told that Murray took note of Tuesday's stunning trade that sent Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to the Eagles in exchange for passer Nick Foles. Murray and Bradford played together for three seasons in an Oklahoma offense that used similar up-tempo concepts to Kelly's scheme. Both players "know it extremely well," Rapoport said.

While Bradford is looking to turn the page on his underwhelming, injury-riddled career, Murray hit the open market on Tuesday at No. 4 on our list of the top 101 free agents of 2015.

Rapoport noted that the Jaguars "have long been working" on Murray, while the Raiders are "making a run" despite the presence of promising third-year runner Latavius Murray. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Cowboys are "waiting if anyone shows real interest before they decide to pop in and make a final push."

Said Rapoport: "It's safe to say DeMarco Murray's market is really starting to percolate."

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