Murray says he's happy playing for the Eagles

ByROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer via AP logo
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Philadelphia Eagles' DeMarco Murray warms up before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA -- DeMarco Murray says he loves playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and wants to return next year.

Murray has been a bust after leaving Dallas and signing a $40 million, five-year contract with $21 million guaranteed. He played just 14 of 61 offensive snaps in a stunning upset at New England last week, and coach Chip Kelly said the 2014 NFL rushing champion was unhappy with his role.

Murray says he's frustrated with the team's 5-7 record and not his personal stats. He also denied complaining about his playing time to owner Jeffrey Lurie on the plane ride home following the 35-28 win over the Patriots. Murray says he sat next to Lurie by coincidence.

Murray is averaging 3.5 yards per carry with four touchdowns. He has one TD receiving.