Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Detroit. Mathews has made little progress in his quest through the concussion protocol, leaving the Eagles to trust in DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and, to a lesser extent, Kenjon Barner out of the backfield. His next chance to take the field arrives on Dec. 6 at New England.
Mathews (concussion) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice. Mathews reportedly hasn't made much progress in the NFL's concussion protocol, making him a long shot to suit up for Thursday's game against the Lions. Assuming Mathews misses another game, his snaps and touches will go to some combination of DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner. None of the three gets a big boost.
Mathews has not cleared concussion protocol, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports. It seems increasingly likely Mathews will miss a second consecutive game due to a concussion stemming from a Week 10 matchup against the Dolphins. Darren Sproles was able to capitalize in Mathews' absence last Sunday, catching three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown, as well as carrying the ball six times for 21 yards, but it's likely DeMarco Murray could be the biggest beneficiary if the 28-year-old is unable to play. Murray recorded a 4.9 yards-per-carry average last Sunday against the Buccaneers, his second highest figure of the season, and he could see additional work on the ground in what projects to be a relatively even Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions.
Mathews (concussion) didn't practice Monday and remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mathews will likely miss a second straight game, though a Tuesday return to practice might give him a shot to suit up. Kenjon Barner got seven carries in Mathews' absence during Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay, but DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles might be the real beneficiaries in a game that's competitive.
Mathews (concussion) isn't practicing Monday, injured his groin during Sunday night's loss to the Panthers. With the Eagles facing a short turnaround ahead of a Thanksgiving game in Detroit, Mathews seems likely to miss a second straight contest. Kenjon Barner got seven carries in Mathews' absence on Sunday, but the increased involvement was partially related to the blowout nature of the game.
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