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Ryan Mathews | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Fresno State
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Eagles declared RB Ryan Mathews, TE Zach Ertz, QB Sam Bradford, DE Brandon Bair, WR Jonathan Krause, CB Denzel Rice and OL Tanner Hawkinson inactive for Week 12 against the Lions.
Bradford, Mathews and Ertz are the big names here, and all three are recovering from concussions. Bradford has already been cleared, but he is also dealing with a shoulder issue. He should be fine for Week 13. Ertz is progressing through the protocol well and should be back for Week 13. Mathews' status is more up in the air. With Mathews sidelined, DeMarco Murray should handle at least 20 touches in a decent matchup. Brent Celek will pick up the slack with Ertz sidelined and is a nice streaming option. Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback. Nov 26 - 11:11 AM

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Ryan Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Lions.

Darren Sproles will back up DeMarco Murray on Thanksgiving. Mathews remains in the league's protocol. Consider him questionable for Week 13.
Nov 25 - 1:03 PM

Eagles OC Pat Shurmur confirmed Ryan Mathews is still in the concussion protocol.

Mathews was not even on the practice field Monday or Tuesday, suggesting he still has a long way to go before being cleared. He will not play Thanksgiving, and it is not a given he will be back Week 13. DeMarco Murray is a good bet for 20-plus touches this week.
Nov 24 - 10:53 AM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) is not practicing Monday.

Mathews was not even spotted on the practice field, suggesting he still has a long way to go in the concussion protocol. He is a longshot to be cleared before Thanksgiving. DeMarco Murray surprisingly handled just 17 touches with Mathews out against the Bucs, but Murray will be a good bet for 20-plus looks if Mathews sits again this week.
Nov 23 - 11:34 AM

Eagles declared RB Ryan Mathews, QB Sam Bradford, CB Denzel Rice, LB Emmanuel Acho, OL David Andrews, OL Tanner Hawkinson, and DE Brandon Bair inactive for Week 11 against the Buccaneers.

Mathews is week to week with a concussion. Bradford is also week to week with a brain injury in addition to a separated left (non-throwing) shoulder.
Nov 22 - 11:35 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mathews (concussion) is out for Week 11 against the Buccaneers.

Mathews is still in the league's protocol and hasn't come close to practicing since the injury. This will be his first absence of the year. Mathews has averaged 8.3 carries per game in 2015. Most of that work will go to DeMarco Murray on Sunday, though Darren Sproles may also see a slight bump in touches.
Nov 20 - 10:17 AM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) will not practice Thursday.

He is all but ruled out for this week against the Bucs. With Mathews sidelined, DeMarco Murray should handle a big workload. He will be a back-end RB1 despite the tough matchup. Darren Sproles should also see more touches, but he is not a standard league option.
Nov 19 - 11:57 AM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) remains in the league's protocol and did not practice Wednesday.

He looks like a long shot to play Week 11 against the Bucs, leaving DeMarco Murray as the lead dog and workhorse. Darren Sproles would be the COP back.
Nov 18 - 11:17 AM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) was not spotted on the practice field Tuesday.

Unlike Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) who watched practice without a helmet, Mathews has not yet been cleared to even attend practice. That is not a great sign for his availability, but he still could gain clearance later in the week. DeMarco Murray would have an even bigger workload if Mathews sits.
Nov 17 - 12:30 PM

Ryan Mathews suffered a concussion in Philadelphia's Week 10 game against the Dolphins, and will not return.

Mathews went down in the third quarter, and was ruled out in the fourth. Mathews had rushed eight times for only 18 yards before going down, but did find the end zone. He added two catches for 22 yards. Mathews should be considered day to day, and questionable for Week 11.
Nov 15 - 3:39 PM

Ryan Mathews (groin) is probable for Week 10 against the Dolphins.

He's practiced in full all week. Though he leads the Eagles in rushing yards, Mathews has only exceeded 10 carries in two of his eight games this season. That makes him a boom-or-bust RB3.
Nov 13 - 2:35 PM

Ryan Mathews (groin) is practicing in full for Week 10.

Despite not being the lead dog, Mathews remains on the RB3 radar getting 8-12 carries per game behind DeMarco Murray. He'll be fine for Sunday vs. Miami.
Nov 11 - 3:12 PM

Ryan Mathews rushed 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' Sunday night Week 9 win over the Cowboys.

Mathews took a backset to DeMarco Murray in the pass game, failing to secure his only target. He had some nice outside runs despite playing only 23 snaps. Mathews vultured a six-yard touchdown from Murray. With the Eagles showing improved run blocking, he'll continue to be an RB3. Mathews is averaging 10 touches over his last three games.
Nov 9 - 12:55 AM

Ryan Mathews (groin) is active for Week 9 against the Cowboys.

Mathews was limited on Wednesday and didn't practice Thursday before returning being upgraded to full on Friday. He should be available for his change-up role behind DeMarco Murray. Mathews is a low-end RB3.
Nov 8 - 7:11 PM

Ryan Mathews (groin) practiced in full Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Cowboys.

After being limited on Wednesday and sitting out altogether Thursday, it's a good sign Mathews was able to go full for Friday's light practice. He's an RB3.
Nov 6 - 12:27 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis