DeMarco Murray on down year with Eagles: ‘I take full responsibility for it’

It's been about a week since the trade became official and the Eagles moved on from DeMarco Murray, sending him to the Tennessee Titans in addition to the teams swapping fourth-round picks.

Murray signed a five-year deal with the Eagles last March, but really never fit in Chip Kelly's offense. After leading the league in rushing, with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns, with Dallas in 2014, he finished 2015 with a total of 702 yards and six touchdowns. 

Murray spoke to on Monday and placed the blame on his down year and failed time with the Eagles on himself.

"Things didn’t work out. I look in the mirror and don’t blame anyone. I take full responsibility for it," Murray said. "I wouldn’t say I was in the wrong relationship at all. They have a great team there, great owner in Jeffrey.

Take that for what you will, since Murray just days ago joked that he "took last year off" and was ready to begin again in 2016 with the Titans. That said, he had kind words for the Eagles organization, particularly Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman, on how they are handling this offseason. 

"Howie and Jeff, they do a great job. They know what they want in the team, personnel wise," Murray said. "It was just a relationship that didn’t work, for whatever reason. I’m not going to go into the details of that. I have a really good relationship with those guys.

"I was very fortunate to work with those guys and get a trade done. I just try to move on and work hard and try to make the best of the opportunity I’m given."

Kevin Durso is managing editor for Eagledelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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