DeMarco Murray made his splash in the NFL as a Dallas Cowboy, but in search of more money he went to the Philadelphia Eagles to play last season. To say the decision was a disaster would be putting it mildly. There were some minor injuries, and the Eagles just never got their offense going, and never utilized Murray’s talent.
Murray seems interested in leaving the Eagles, but a story on Yahoo Sports, says it would cost him even though the Eagles are perhaps not against letting him go.
The article speculates that Murray could be wearing affordable hearing aid accessories due to an ear injury he sustained during the regular season. They also believe he may traded back to the Cowboys, but Murray would have to let go of some guaranteed money and take a pay cut. There are reports that the Eagles are definitely interested in a trade, and Dallas has at least not said they are not interested.
The greater question is the money issue. Murry has received $9 million of a $40 million contract he signed a year ago. The Eagles would take a salary cap hit if they simply cut him, so they would want to trade to avoid salary cap problems.
Murray is guaranteed $7 million this coming season, and $2 million for future seasons. Murray would have to let the Eagles out of that guarantee as part of a trade deal to make it happen. In any trade the guaranteed part would have to be negotiated again, since it is guaranteed whether he plays or not.