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Eagles' DeMarco Murray inactive for game against Jets

DeMarco Murray of the Philadelphia Eagles leaps over

DeMarco Murray of the Philadelphia Eagles leaps over Brandon Carr of the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter on September 20, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.T Credit: Getty Images / Elsa

The Jets may have just caught a break.

Eagles star running back DeMarco Murray is inactive for Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium because of a lingering hamstring injury.

Though Murray was questionable for the game on the Eagles' injury report, ESPN and reported last week that he would be healthy enough to play.

The Jets, meanwhile, will be without one of their top receivers. Eric Decker has been ruled out because of a sprained ligament in his left knee. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie receiver Devin Smith, who will make his NFL debut after breaking several ribs early in training camp.

Quarterback Geno Smith, who suffered a broken jaw in a locker room altercation on Aug. 11, also will make his season debut Sunday. That means all three of the Jets QBs will be active for the game -- starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie Bryce Petty and Smith. Petty had been their No. 2 QB the past two weeks.

Despite being limited in practice because of  injury, Jets running back Chris Ivory (quadriceps) and shutdown corner Darrelle Revis also are active.

Murray will be replaced by running back Ryan Mathew. The Eagles (0-2) have yet to get their running game off the ground, rushing for just 70 total yards this season. Murray -- who won the NFL rushing title with the Cowboys last year after amassing 1,845 yards -- has rushed for 11 total yards on 21 carries.

Other Jets inactive include: WR Chris Owusu, CB Darrin Walls, LB Trevor Reilly, OL Jarvis Harrison, OL Ben Ijalana and DL Deon Simon.

The following players will also not play for the Eagles: WR Josh Huff, LB Kiko Alonso, DE CedricThornton, LB Mychal Kendricks, DE Taylor Hart and QB Thad Lewis.

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