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Jordan Matthews | Wide Receiver | #81

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (42) / PHI
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Jordan Matthews (knee) expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
The Eagles open camp on July 27. Matthews missed all of minicamp due to knee tendinitis, but the team hasn't expressed much concern with his health. Jun 15 - 3:01 PM

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Jordan Matthews (knee) is not participating on the first day of minicamp.

He's been sidelined with knee tendinitis for the last couple weeks. Coach Doug Pederson said Matthews is "fine," but each missed practice raises the level of concern. Still, the receiver should be ready for training camp even if he does not get in any work this week.
Jun 13 - 9:30 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Jordan Matthews (knee) is "fine."

Matthews has been sitting out practice because of tendinitis in his knee, which is an issue he battled last season. The Eagles have called his absence "precautionary," and Pederson said Matthews would play if it were the regular season. It does not sound like there is much reason for worry right now.
Jun 8 - 11:10 AM

Jordan Matthews has missed the past week of OTAs due to knee tendinitis.

The Eagles are calling Matthews' absence "precautionary," but it's notable because Matthews battled this same exact issue last October. It didn't cost Matthews any game action -- his missed time last year was an ankle problem -- but Matthews has battled nagging injuries for the past couple years. He'll likely be fine for minicamp in a couple weeks. Once rumored to be on the trade block, Matthews has the quarterback in his corner, as he and Carson Wentz are known to be "boys." Matthews' targets should take a decent hit in 2017 with the additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and further emergence of Zach Ertz.
Jun 5 - 6:10 PM

Both the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec and ESPN's Jamison Hensley suggested the Ravens could address their wide receiver need via trade.

Both top beat writers mention Sammy Watkins as a possibility, but admit it's likely a pipe dream. Zrebiec brought up Jordan Matthews, whom Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski has repeatedly stated could be available after the Eagles signed Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, then drafted two receivers. It probably wouldn't take more than a third-round pick. Matthews on the inside would complement Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman's perimeter speed.
May 10 - 9:23 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski thinks "it would make a lot of sense" for the Eagles to trade Jordan Matthews.

Kempski doesn't expect the Eagles to give Matthews an extension at any point, and he's entering the final year of his deal. If GM Howie Roseman is opposed to an extension, then he has two choices: trade Matthews for a potential Day 2 pick or let him play out his deal and possibly land a third-round compensatory pick for 2019. Matthews and newbies Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith are all essentially on one-year pacts, so Philly could overhaul the WR spot again in 2018.
Apr 21 - 10:18 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said walk-year WR Jordan Matthews is "a big part of what we do."

Entering his contract year, there have been rumors the Eagles are looking to deal Matthews, but Pederson expects him to remain on the roster. "Jordan...and Carson [Wentz] have a great relationship," Pederson said. "He's a dynamic slot guy, he's a little bit bigger guy, he works well in there." Matthews' role is sure to decrease following the additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, but he is still a decent bet for 100 targets. Especially considering Jeffery's injury history, Matthews could end up being undervalued in fantasy drafts.
Mar 30 - 11:49 AM

Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson believes the Eagles are open to trading Jordan Matthews.

Matthews is entering the final year of his rookie deal and coming off a somewhat disappointing season. He averaged a three-year-low 11.0 yards per catch and caught just three touchdowns after finding the end zone eight times in each of his first two seasons. Matthews has also had a bit of a problem with drops. He's due for an extension within the next year, and it's possible the Eagles simply want to completely overhaul their receiving corps. We doubt he's dealt.
Mar 6 - 9:05 AM

Eagles declared Jordan Matthews (ankle) inactive for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

It is a disappointing end to a somewhat disappointing season for the third-year pro. Matthews did top 65 catches and 800 yards for the third year in a row, but he only found the end zone three times with his last score coming in Week 8. He also sat out two games with this ankle injury and surpassed 90 yards just once all season. Matthews clearly is talented and a mismatch in the slot, but he does not profile as a true No. 1 receiver. The Eagles will almost certainly look to add some receiving talent during the offseason, and that could put a serious dent in Matthews' target share moving forward.
Jan 1 - 11:30 AM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) is "more to the doubtful side to play" Week 17 against the Cowboys.

Caplan reports Matthews was "very limited" in practice Friday after sitting out the first two sessions of the week. Even if he is active, Matthews could play a limited role. Zach Ertz saw 15 targets when Matthews was sidelined in Week 13, and Paul Turner turned eight looks into six catches for 80 yards.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Philadelphia’s wide receivers have been pretty inefficient this season. If Matthews sits, it’ll be hard to predict how Carson Wentz distributes his passes among them against Dallas. Ertz, who has averaged 6.0 receptions over the past nine games, would be the safest bet on their offense, as he should be Wentz’s favorite option. At full strength, Dallas ranks 30th in TE DVOA, according to Football Outsiders, and they may pull some starters early on Sunday. Given the circumstances, Ertz projects as a top 5 tight end in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

Matthews returned for Friday's light practice after sitting Wednesday and Thursday. We could be looking at a game-time decision with him. If Matthews is unable to play, UDFA Paul Turner would see increased snaps at slot receiver.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

Matthews also sat out Wednesday. Still feeling the effects of his lingering ankle injury and with nothing to play for in Week 17, it looks possible Matthews sits out this week. He needs to return on Friday to have a real shot to play.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

There's been zero concern about Matthews' Week 17 availability against Dallas.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Jordan Matthews caught 2-of-6 targets for 12 yards in Week 16 against the Giants.

Matthews was held without a catch in the first half. He managed a couple catches late in the game, but the Giants shut him down with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie most of the night. Matthews still didn't look fully over his ankle issue. He'll be a WR3 for Week 17.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:07:00 AM

Jordan Matthews (ankle) is active for Week 16 against the Giants.

There was zero concern about Matthews' status. He's a WR3.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 07:05:00 PM

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3RB1Darren Sproles
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3Bryce Treggs
4Paul Turner
5Shelton Gibson
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2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Anthony Denham
5Billy Brown
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3Josh Andrews
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