Murray, Forsett, Mathews run to paydirt

Look who’s running to paydirt: DeMarco Murray, Justin Forsett and Ryan Mathews. Running backs took their place at the head of the free agency class Thursday, the third day of the NFL’s business year. Two of them, 2014 Offensive Player of the Year Murray, the league’s leading rusher, and Mathews wound up in Philadelphia. Forsett[…]

AP sources: All-Pro DeMarco Murray to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. Two people familiar with the deal said All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Both sources spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Murray hadn’t officially signed the contract. Wearing a[…]

AP Source: All-Pro back DeMarco Murray visiting Eagles

A person familiar with the meeting says All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray will visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the Eagles haven’t announced the visit. Philadelphia agreed to a three-year contract with running back Ryan Mathews earlier in the day, according[…]

Falcons sign free-agent linebackers Reed, Durant

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have fortified the middle of new coach Dan Quinn’s defense by signing free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. Reed had 14 1/2 sacks in four seasons as a starter with the Houston Texans. He started 13 of 16 games in 2014 and had three sacks and his first[…]