According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, there is a "chance" Ryan Mathews (knee) could return for the Chargers' Week 9 game against the Dolphins.
Mathews' MCL sprain has cost him six weeks. As the Chargers have begun to lose games, they may feel more urgency to get their best early-down runner back on the field. "That's in my head," Mathews said Friday of a potential Week 9 return. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they (team doctors) say." Per beat writer Michael Gehlken, Mathews is "clearly close," looks conditioned, and his "right knee was stable" during a Thursday evening workout before San Diego's loss to Denver. Mathews should be stashed in all fantasy leagues.
Eagles C Jason Kelce (sports hernia surgery) practiced in full on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Kelce isn't expected to play against the Cardinals, but is on track to resume starting in Week 9. He's going to be a major upgrade to an interior line that's struggled to run block. The Eagles are also hoping to get LG Evan Mathis (knee) back within the next two weeks.
Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 8.
Goodwin can be safely ruled out for Sunday's game. Mike Williams will continue to be active as the No. 4 receiver.
Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.
Brown has missed the last three games due to his concussion. He remains without a timetable for return. The Chargers will likely hold Brown out through their Week 10 bye.
Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is probable for Week 8 against the Eagles.
He won't miss any time with his ankle injury. A situational deep threat, Brown has a 17/197/3 line through six games.
Andre Ellington (foot) is officially probable for Week 8.
Ellington was upgraded to a full practice Friday, and is no longer listed with his rib injury. He's a top-10 running back play against the Eagles.
Marcel Reece (quad) is questionable for Week 8.
Reece practiced every day this week and should return after being held out of last Sunday's loss. He has just 11 touches in five games this season.
Vincent Brown (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 8.
Brown was limited earlier in the week, but may have suffered a setback after not practicing on Friday. He'll miss his third consecutive game, allowing Brice Butler to continue playing in four-wide sets.