ESPN's Ed Werder reported Tuesday that Murray addressed frustrations with his offensive role with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie during a team flight. Shurmur denied that Murray had expressed displeasure about his role and refused to endorse Murray as the team's top option in the backfield moving forward.
Murray played 14 snaps and had just eight carries in the 35-28 win in New England. In March, Murray signed a five-year, $40 million contract that included $21 million guaranteed. Shurmur was asked what had changed in Philly's backfield.
When asked to evaluate Murray's performance this season, Shurmur answered, "We're going to do everything we can to beat Buffalo." Consider this telling. Murray has not been the same player he was with the Cowboys last season, and the Eagles shouldn't be faulted for leaning on Ryan Mathews -- who returned to the practice field Tuesday -- and Darren Sproles.