Murray, who signed a five-year contract reportedly worth $42 million in the offseason, was asked his opinion on the matter Tuesday.
"I don't think it will be alternating series," Murray said, per CSNphilly.com. "But [Mathews] is a quality back, great guy, works extremely hard. I'm sure he'll get his fair share of touches. But I don't know how the rotation will be yet, we haven't touched on it."
Murray said he is unsure how many snaps he will get in the third preseason games against the Packers on Saturday, but it could be a good indication on how he will be used during the regular season since it is the penultimate preseason game.
"I think we're approaching it like a regular game," Murray said. "You can't go out there with a preseason mindset. We're focused, whether it's playing one snap or 40 snaps."
Murray has missed several practices for a variety of reasons, leading people to wonder if the team's high-priced offseason acquisition was more injured than previously thought. But Kelly said he is bringing Murray along slowly.
"He's coming along," Kelly said. "He's done a lot of different things. Trying to get him acclimated. He also carried the ball more than anybody in the NFL last year. We're just trying to integrate him into what we're doing."
The Eagles had an off-day Wednesday, so it is possible that Alonso injured himself during Tuesday's practice. Murray missed his second practice in four outings - he didn't participate in the training camp opener due to dehydration.
"We did a hydration status test and he was a little bit high and obviously when you see guys that are high from a hydration standpoint, then you kind of pull them back a little bit because that's when they are susceptible for an injury," Kelly said.
"He's probably the most conditioned athlete on our team, but if you don't drink the requisite amount of water and electrolytes and have them in your system, it doesn't matter how fit you are," Kelly said of Murray. "Especially the weather - that was a big factor for us, too. We have had back-to-back, and going into three, 90-degree days. . . .You don't want to lose a guy in the first day."
Murray said that Sunday's reduction in workload was a coach's decision, not injury-related, but he wouldn't give any details.
"I just do what I’m told,” he said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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