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DeMarco Murray Traded To The Titans
That didn't take long. ... Tennessee will acquire DeMarco Murray from the Eagles in a trade. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed and the deal won't become official until Wednesday, but Murray’s representation at Sports Trust Advisors confirmed the trade via Twitter.

And just like that, the Eagles went from having two lead backs to having one while the Titans went from having zero lead backs to one -- and a former NFL rushing champion at that. In the process, fantasy football owners gained some clarity on how the backfields of both teams will look in 2016.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Murray altered his contract to accommodate the trade, but he did not lose his $21 million in guaranteed money.

News of Murray's trade comes on the same day the Eagles traded linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins. As suggested, dealing away Murray is the boldest announcement yet by general manager Howie Roseman that the Eagles fully intend to completely wipe away the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia.

Murray led the league with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns with the Cowboys in 2014, earning NFL Offensive of the Year honors. He parlayed that into a five-year, $40 million contract -- including $20 million guaranteed -- with the Eagles last March. But Murray was unable to carry the success over from Dallas.

He didn't seem to bring to Philly the same burst and he slumped to just 702 yards on 3.6 yards per attempt in an offense that didn't suit is running style.

Obviously, the Titans are banking on last year being an anomaly.

Murray, 28, gives second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota a starting running back who can handle a big workload in Mike Mularkey's "exotic smashmouth" attack.

According to's Paul Kuharsky, you can now scratch Derrick Henry as a draft possibility. And you can move David Cobb and Bishop Sankey down to role-playing supplemental backs.

Indeed, with Murray in the fold, there is even more reason to think the Titans will use their first-round pick -- currently No. 1 overall -- on improving their woeful offensive line.

Meanwhile, the Eagles will head into their first offseason under head coach Doug Pederson with Ryan Mathews atop the depth chart and Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner below him.

But will it stay that way?

As's Conor Orr recently pointed out, if Pederson is planning on running a copycat version of Andy Reid's offense, downhill power runners aren't necessarily part of the plan.

This was especially true for Murray. But the same could be said of Mathews, who was arguably the team's best running back when healthy last season, finishing with 539 yards and six touchdowns on 106 carries.

Still, as Orr contends, Barner and Sproles seem like better fits for the scheme.

That doesn't mean it will play out that way, but Mathews' tendency to get beat up (he's only made it through a full 16-game season once since joining the NFL in 2010) could certainly open the door for one of the other men to secure a bigger role. That makes Barner of some immediate speculative interest in Dynasty leagues.