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Philadelphia Eagles make some big changes

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 8, 2016 2:47 AM
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(Undated) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are remaking their roster, once again.

Agents for running back DeMarco Murray confirm that the NFL's 2014 rushing leader has been traded by the Eagles to the Tennessee Titans.

Murray also has a new contract in the deal, SportsTrust Advisors wrote on Twitter on Monday night.

The deal gives the Titans the running back threat they've lacked since releasing Chris Johnson, while the Eagles rid themselves of one of the contracts signed by former coach Chip Kelly, who was fired before the season finale.

Murray signed a five-year, $40 million contract with $21 million guaranteed with Philadelphia last year.

A person familiar with the trade has told The Associated Press he agreed to rework his deal.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal will not be announced until tomorrow.

Philadelphia also dealt cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Miami Dolphins for a draft choice.

The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it won't be announced until tomorrow, the first day of free agency.

The deal is pending physicals, and Alonso has knee issues.

Maxwell and Alonso had a disappointing season in Philadelphia after they were acquired before the 2015 season by Kelly.

Alonso was traded to Philadelphia last year in the deal that sent star running back LeSean McCoy, a graduate of Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt High School to the Buffalo Bills.

The Dolphins' acquisition of Maxwell likely means they plan to part with four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes, who became expendable because of a decline in his play.




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