DeMarco Murray is visiting with the Philadelphia Eagles, but it’s about more than just a visit, according to Adam Schefter.
The Eagles have been the leading candidate for Murray since about two days ago when they entered the DeMarco Murray sweepstakes late but made a big push to bring him to Philadelphia instead of the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, or Jacksonville Jaguars.
Now, with Murray visiting, a signing with the team is looming.
For the Jaguars, this isn’t all bad. They had a shot at signing the NFL’s reigning rushing champion and that’s big. That’s really big, especially for a franchise that has only gone 7-25 over the last two seasons.
Honestly, though. Losing out on the DeMarco Murray attempt isn’t the worst thing in the world. The Jaguars can move forward with their other free agent signings, they’ve already nabbed three of their top five targets, and Murray may just be a luxury they don’t need to pay, especially at a position that is declining in value.
Instead, it’s back to Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson. Well, and any of the other running backs that are still available in free agency.
With Murray’s decision looming, the last big-name free agent from 2015 NFL Free Agency will find a home, leaving other teams to look at players who are tier-two or tier-three either to fill roles or hope beyond hope that they can come in and be the guy and whatever position they happen to play. That doesn’t mean that NFL free agency has gotten any less interesting! It mostly just means that we all don’t need to constantly refresh our Twitter feeds waiting to see if DeMarco Murray has finally made up his mind or is done watching the Mavs get beat.
On to bigger and better things, Jags fans!
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