Eagles running back Darren Sproles will be the featured back against the Bills on Sunday amid the DeMarco Murray turmoil, sources told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Earlier in the week, the Eagles even considered benching Murray for the game, Rapoport reported, but Murray is active for Sunday's tilt.
After reports that a frustrated Murray met with team owner Jeffrey Lurie, head coach Chip Kelly clarified in a news conference earlier this week that the two talked on the team plane after a victory over the Patriots last weekend.
"As for his talk with Jeffrey Lurie, my understanding is he didn't approach Chip Kelly for the same talk because he didn't think Chip was as approachable ... which, of course, represents a bigger problem," Rapoport said. "Murray has not made a ton of friends in the Eagles' locker room, this rubs some people the wrong way, especially this week. So it's worth considering what role he will have going forward."
Murray, 27, was signed to a five-year, $40 million deal in March. After rushing for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns last season with the Cowboys, the former Sooner has rushed for just 569 yards with four touchdowns this season, averaging just 3.5 yards per carry.