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DeMarco Murray Won’t Finalize A Deal Tonight, Could Visit With A Team This Week

Update:

Pro Football Talk is now reporting that nothing will be finalized between DeMarco Murray and a team tonight.

  • According to PFT, Murray will most likely take a visit at some point in the near future.

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ESPN Werder spoke to a source who said that things are “getting very competitive” between the Raiders, Cowboys, and Eagles for Murray right now.

  • As for the Jaguars, Werder is told that they’re “not actively involved” right now.
  • Pro Football Talk reports that at least one of the teams pursuing free agent RB DeMarco Murray believes he will be staying in Dallas.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the free agent RB DeMarco Murray is likely to decide on his next team tonight.

  • According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Raiders are offering the most money for him right now.
  • However, the Cowboys reportedly lead Eagles for his services while the Jaguars are not actively involved right now.

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Ian Rapoport believes that the mutual interest between the Eagles and RB DeMarco Murray is “very real.”

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that RB DeMarco Murray renewed the Eagles’ interest in him by personally reaching out to HC Chip Kelly.

  • Mortensen adds that obstacle with the Eagles is that they aren’t going to overpay anyone.
  • Charles Robinson reports that the Eagles are Murray’s “top choice” followed by the Raiders and Jaguars.
  • Robinson has spoken to a source who doesn’t believe the Jaguars have or will make Murray a big offer.

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Peter Schrager first reported that the Eagles are “very much” in the DeMarco Murray chase.

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Ed Werder reports that even after the Raiders signed RB Roy Helu, the Raiders are still pursing free agent RB DeMarco Murray

According to Werder, Murray has offers from “multiple” teams right now.

  • This fits with a report from Adam Caplan who said that Helu’s addition didn’t affect Oakland’s pursuit of Murray.
  • The Cowboys, Eagles, and Jaguars are also in mix for Murray.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Jaguars signing free agent RB DeMarco Murray is currently “not likely.

  • However, Florio adds that this could change if Murray agrees to take less than he wants, or if the Jaguars agree to pay more than they’re willing to pay.

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Mike Fischer reports that Cowboys HC Jason Garrett met with free agent RB DeMarco Murray in a private room following Tuesday night’s Mavericks game.

  • Sources tell Fischer adds that the meeting is expected to continue at a different location.
  • A friend of Murray’s said that the meeting with Garrett lasted 10 minutes and was “significant.”

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the prospect of free agent RB DeMarco Murray leaving the Cowboys is “very real.”

  • Rapoport adds that at this point in time, Dallas almost expects Murray to be playing elsewhere at the start of the 2015 season.
  • Rapoport mentions that the Raiders, Eagles, and Jaguars are all in on Murray right now.

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Pro Football Talk reports that the Raiders are making a run at RB DeMarco Murray.

  • Adam Caplan reports that the Jaguars coaches and players are making their pitch to Murray.
  • Ian Rapoport mentions that Murray could actually get the $9 million per year salary he’s looking for from Oakland.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan (via Pro Football Talk), there’s “mutual interest” between the Eagles and free agent RB DeMarco Murray.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that they remain focused on re-signing RB DeMarco Murray and added that they want him back next year, per Clarence Hill.

  • Jones mentioned that they have been in communication with Murray’s reps, but would not elaborate on the current state of negotiations, per Hill.

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Ian Rapoport is now reporting that Cowboys executive Stephen Jones and the agent for RB DeMarco Murray’s spoke last night.

  • According to Rapoport, the Cowboys tried to make a final push to re-sign him.
  • Rich Stroud reports that the Buccaneers have shown interest in Murray, but he adds that Buccaneers’ fans should not get “overly excited” about the possibility.
  • Kent Somers reports that the Cardinals aren’t interest in Murray, despite the previous report.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the if free agent RB DeMarco Murray doesn’t hear from the Cowboys before the start of free agency today, the Cardinals, Jaguars and possibly the Buccaneers are likely to be in the mix for him.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys haven’t called free agent RB DeMarco Murray since last week.

Early this morning, it was discovered that Murray has deleted any references to the Cowboys from his Twitter page, which has opened the door for further speculation that he won’t be back in Dallas next year.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars could show “strong” interest in signing Murray.

Meanwhile, Charles Robinson mentions that Murray may as well take his time now, as the first wave of free agent signings is largely over. Murray would probably be best to survey all of his options in the coming days.

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports previously reported that Murray and his camp are confident there are teams willing to pay him $8 million per year.

 

 

  • Torrance09

    So much for wanting to go to a contender. Just a bunch of garbage. Typical player wanting the most money.

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