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Matthew Tucker | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
College: TCU
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Eagles signed RB Matthew Tucker to their practice squad.
They apparently went with Tucker over more-impressive UDFA Henry Josey. Tucker is a theoretically more complete back, albeit without Josey's "juice." Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:25:00 PM

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Eagles waived RB Matthew Tucker.

Tucker was battling Chris Polk for No. 3 duties behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. The winner would have ostensibly been Shady's backup, as Sproles wouldn't serve in a workhorse role were McCoy to go down. A second-year undrafted free agent out of TCU, Tucker rushed 24 times for 125 yards and four touchdowns in the preseason. He could earn a look on waivers.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Eagles RB Matthew Tucker rushed 10 times for 46 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's third preseason game.

He worked as Philly's No. 3 tailback behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, although Chris Polk (hamstring) remains sidelined. Tucker is on the bubble, but has helped himself with a strong August, compiling 18 runs for 86 yards (4.78 YPC) and a preseason-NFL-high four rushing TDs, to go with a 15-yard catch. With McCoy, Sproles, and probably Polk locked in, Tucker, Henry Josey, and Kenjon Barner are likely vying for one roster spot.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Eagles RB Matthew Tucker rushed eight times for 40 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's preseason opener, but left with a hamstring injury.

The extent is unknown. Tucker added a 15-yard reception on his lone target. A second-year UDFA out of TCU, Tucker got extended run because LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles barely played, and Chris Polk is injured. Any running back in a Chip Kelly offense is worth keeping tabs on, but Tucker has a tall ladder to climb toward fantasy relevance. He hurt his chances early in the second half, losing a fumble that was recovered by Bears LB Khaseem Greene.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Eagles promoted RB Matthew Tucker from their practice squad.

With Chris Polk (shoulder) sidelined for Sunday's game, Tucker will serve as the No. 3 running back this week. He went undrafted out of TCU this past April and will likely be re-stashed on the practice squad when Polk returns.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Eagles waived RB Matthew Tucker.

UDFA Tucker is a practice squad candidate. The Eagles opted to keep only Bryce Brown and Chris Polk behind LeSean McCoy on the final 53.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Eagles signed TCU RB Matthew Tucker.

Tucker (6-foot 3/8, 221) was a four-year committee back for the Horned Frogs, compiling 2,602 yards and 33 touchdowns on 494 carries (5.27 YPC). He only had 29 career receptions. Tucker ran 4.55 at the Combine with an impressive 1.54 ten-yard split. Though he lacks lateral ability and is a straight-ahead power back, Tucker is worth keeping an eye on because he's big with some initial giddy-up. He's the second priority UDFA running back signed by the Eagles -- they also added Stony Brook's Miguel Maysonet.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 09:41:00 PM

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3Darren Sproles
4Matthew Tucker
5Kenjon Barner
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2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
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3Miles Austin
4Seyi Ajirotutu
5Quron Pratt
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3Jeff Maehl
4Devante Davis
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2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
4Eric Tomlinson
5Andrew Gleichert
K1Cody Parkey