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Eagles RB Murray expected to play vs. Jets

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September 25, 2015 at 10:10 am.

Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball past Atlanta Falcons linebacker O'Brien Schofield (50) in the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball past Atlanta Falcons linebacker O’Brien Schofield (50) in the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray is expected to play against the New York Jets despite missing practice time with a hamstring injury.

Murray missed part of practice Wednesday and underwent an MRI on his hamstring, and then he missed all of practice Thursday.

Coach Chip Kelly said Murray would be evaluated after Friday and Saturday practices, but a team source told ESPN that “he’ll be fine, he’ll play” Sunday. Murray injured the hamstring during Wednesday’s practice and left early. Kelly called it a “tweak.”

Murray, the NFL’s rushing leader last season with 1,845 yards, has been held to just 11 yards on 21 attempts this season for the winless Eagles.

Murray rushed for 9 yards in the season opener and then was held to 2 yards on 13 carries by the Dallas Cowboys in the 20-10 loss last Sunday.

Murray won the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year award before he left the Cowboys to come to Philadelphia on a five-year, $42 million deal this offseason.

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