Eagles RB Murray inactive vs. Jets
The Latest from NFL stadiums around the country on the third Sunday of the season (all times EDT):
DeMarco Murray is a no-go for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The star running back was inactive for the Eagles’ game against the New York Jets on Sunday with a strained hamstring. Murray, who had been listed as questionable, has struggled through two games with just 11 yards on 21 carries.
Ryan Mathews will start in Murray’s place. Mathews has 4 yards on four carries in limited action.
Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is also inactive with a sprained left knee. Rookie Devin Smith, the team’s second-round draft pick out of Ohio State, is making his NFL debut as Decker’s replacement. Smith broke a few ribs and punctured a lung while making a catch early in training camp.
Quarterback Geno Smith is also active for the first time this season after having his jaw broken by a punch from then-teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali on Aug. 11.
– Dennis Waszak reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey.