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Titans to acquire RB DeMarco Murray from Eagles

DeMarco Murray's rocky tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles is suddenly over.

Tennessee Titans will acquire the former NFL rushing champion from the Eagles in a trade, Murray's agents told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the move, which won't become official until Wednesday.

Murray altered his contract to accommodate the trade, but did not lose his $21 million in guaranteed money, per Rapoport, according to a source informed of the deal.

News of Murray's trade comes on the same day the Eagles traded linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins. Dealing away Murray is the boldest announcement yet by executive vice president Howie Roseman that the Eagles fully intend to completely wipe away the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia.

Murray led the league with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns with the Cowboys in 2014, earning NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors. He parlayed that into a five-year, $40 million contract -- including $20 million guaranteed -- with the Eagles last March. But Murray couldn't carry the magic over from Dallas. He didn't seem to bring to Philly the same burst and he slumped to just 702 yards on 3.6 yards per attempt in an offense that didn't suit is running style.

Obviously, the Titans are banking on last year being an anomaly. Murray, 28, gives second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota a starting running back who can handle a big workload in coach Mike Mularkey's "exotic smashmouth" attack. With Murray in the fold, there is even more reason to think the Titans will use their first-round pick -- currently No. 1 overall -- on improving their woeful offensive line.

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