Eagles unload Murray, Alonzo, Maxwell
The Philadelphia Eagles are undergoing a major transition from the Chip Kelly era.
The Tennessee Titans on Monday agreed to acquire running back DeMarco Murray in a trade with the Eagles.
Earlier in the day, the Eagles traded cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Miami Dolphins for a draft pick.
Both moves were according to persons familiar with the moves. The persons spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals will not be announced until Wednesday.
All three players were acquired last offseason by former Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly, who was fired before last season's regular-season finale. The Eagles finished 7-9.
Murray has agreed to rework the five-year, $40 million contract with $21 million guaranteed he signed with Philadelphia last year. ESPN first reported the trade.
Other terms of the deal were not immediately available. The Titans hold the No. 1 pick in the April draft and have eight draft picks — three in the top 64 selections.
Murray led the NFL in rushing for 1,845 yards with 13 touchdowns in Dallas in 2014 and was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He only ran for 702 yards with the Eagles last season. The six-year veteran has run for 5,228 yards and 34 touchdowns in his career, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He also has 215 receptions for 1,522 yards.
Maxwell and Alonso both had disappointing years in Philadelphia. Alonso had also played for Kelly at Oregon.
Maxwell is going into the second year of a $63 million, six-year contract he received after starting only 17 games in four seasons with Seattle. He had two interceptions in 14 games for the Eagles, who ranked 28th in pass defense. Maxwell has a cap hit of $9.7 million for 2016, which the Dolphins are expected to try to restructure.
Alonso, a second-round draft pick by Buffalo in 2013, has battled injuries and started only one game last season. He was acquired by Philadelphia in a trade for two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy. As a rookie Alonso had 87 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks and two fumble recoveries for the Bills. He sat out the 2014 season after tearing his ACL, and hurt the same knee again last year.