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Ryan Mathews | Running Back | #24

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / LAC
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Mathews (neck surgery) is not participating in mandatory minicamp.
The Eagles said they were being "cautious" with the oft-injured back. Reporter Jeff McLane, like many others, expects Mathews to be released once he is back to full health. Without knowing his health status or what team he will be playing for come Week 1, Mathews is currently off the 2017 fantasy radar. Jun 13 - 4:39 PM

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The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes the Ravens could have some interest in Ryan Mathews.

Mathews is still under contract with the Eagles, but he is expected to be released once he is able to pass a physical -- he is recovering from neck surgery. Zrebiec reports the Ravens "like what they have in Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon, and Danny Woodhead" and are not "scouring the open market for a 16-game starter," but they could see Mathews as "insurance" while Dixon is suspended the first four games.
May 18 - 10:02 AM

The Eagles are expected to release Ryan Mathews following the addition of LeGarrette Blount.

They likely won't do so until Mathews is healthy after suffering a neck injury late last season. Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski has been saying for months that Mathews is a goner, so this doesn't come as a shock. Mathews is coming off neck surgery and may not be healthy for another couple of months.
May 17 - 11:11 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski still expects the Eagles to release RB Ryan Mathews.

Kempski still considers Mathews a "goner," even after the Eagles did very little to add to the running back position in the draft, only taking pint-sized Donnel Pumphrey (5'9/170) and being leapfrogged by the Vikings for Dalvin Cook in the second round. Mathews is coming off a serious neck injury that required surgery but has been cleared to resume working out. His future is still up in the air.
May 1 - 9:50 AM

Ryan Mathews (neck surgery) has been cleared to resume working out.

Mathews has been considered a candidate for release, but the Eagles weren't overly aggressive at running back in the draft, adding only fourth-rounder Donnel Pumphrey. Mathews' roster spot appears safe for the time being. The oft-injured back will be babied through the offseason program, but seems like he will be ready for camp.
Apr 29 - 7:39 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer says Ryan Mathews has "probably played his last game for the Eagles."

Mathews is owed a non-guaranteed $4 million salary coming off a serious neck injury. Entering his age-30 season, it's going to take a pay cut for him to return. The Eagles have Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, Byron Marshall, and Terrell Watson all under contract. Releasing Mathews would leave $1 million in dead money.
Mar 4 - 5:05 PM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski considers Ryan Mathews a candidate to be released or asked to take a pay cut.

Mathews is entering the final year of his contract, and his $4 million base salary is currently ninth-highest among all running backs. In no way is Mathews a top-10 back in this league, and he's coming off a serious neck injury suffered in Week 16. Cutting Mathews would clear $4 million in cap space.
Jan 18 - 3:08 PM

Ryan Mathews will miss the final week of the season with a herniated disc in his neck.

Coach Doug Pederson said Mathews needs surgery, as this is a significant injury. The herniation is between Mathews' C6 and C7 vertebrae. It could affect Mathews' availability for 2017, the final year of his contract. With Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall the only healthy running backs for Week 17, Terrell Watson could be looking at a possible promotion from the practice squad.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:06:00 PM

Ryan Mathews left Week 16 against the Giants with a stinger.

Mathews suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter. He was held in check before leaving, rushed for 46 yards on 18 carries. Mathews should be fine for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Ryan Mathews rushed 20 times for 128 yards and a touchdown and caught his lone target for five yards in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to Baltimore.

As Carson Wentz averaged a pathetic four yards per pass attempt with an interception and two fumbles, handing the ball off to Mathews was consistently the Eagles' best offensive play, even against the Ravens' league-best run defense. Mathews once again helped prove that opportunity is always the most important characteristic of a fantasy running back. Mathews had a ton of it with Darren Sproles (concussion) and Wendell Smallwood (knee, I.R.) on the shelf. The Eagles host the similarly run-tough Giants next.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:30:00 PM

Ryan Mathews rushed 15 times for 60 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 loss to the Redskins.

Returning from a two-game absence, injuries to Wendell Smallwood (knee) and Darren Sproles (head) made Mathews the Eagles' lead runner. With Kenjon Barner a healthy scratch, Mathews was, quite ironically, the Eagles' only healthy back for the fourth quarter. As far as we know, he escaped the game without setbacks with his ankle, but it's never safe to assume Mathews' health. As of now, he'll be in for a huge Week 15 workload against the Ravens' stout run defense.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:37:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter doesn't expect Ryan Mathews (ankle) to play a "primary role" against the Redskins.

The Eagles are going to keep Wendell Smallwood involved despite Mathews returning this week. There's workload concerns with Mathews coming off injury but he should still see red-zone work. Mathews is a touchdown-dependent FLEX play for Week 14.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Ryan Mathews (questionable, knee) will play in Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Mathews wasn't in doubt after coach Doug Pederson said he was "ready to go" earlier this week. He'll have a lead role against Washington but doesn't project for a huge workload coming off injury. Mathews isn't more than a FLEX play in his return.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 06:05:00 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) was listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Redskins.

Coach Doug Pederson labeled Mathews "ready to go" on Thursday. Mathews should return to his lead role, but the Eagles have been unable to establish a running game while being blown out the last two weeks. Mathews will be a risky FLEX play in his return.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Coach Doug Peterson said Ryan Mathews (knee) is "ready to go" for Week 14.

"He's good to play," Pederson said. "Cleared and ready to go." Mathews returned to practice for the first time in two weeks Wednesday. The Eagles struggled to run with him sidelined, rushing for just 134 yards combined. Mathews will resume lead back duties for Sunday's game with Washington.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:11:00 AM

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2Nick Foles
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2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Donnel Pumphrey
5Ryan Mathews
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2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Wendell Smallwood
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2Torrey Smith
3Mack Hollins
4Bryce Treggs
5Byron Marshall
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3Dorial Green-Beckham
4Paul Turner
5Shelton Gibson
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Anthony Denham
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
3Dillon Gordon
LG1Isaac Seumalo
2Allen Barbre
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
3Aaron Neary
4Tyler Orlosky
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2Chance Warmack
3Darrell Greene
4Dallas Thomas
RT1Lane Johnson
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3Taylor Hart
K1Caleb Sturgis