Mathews (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins, Philly.com reports. "He's good to play," head coach Doug Pederson affirmed. "He's cleared and ready to go... hopefully we can get back to running the ball like we did a few weeks ago." Mathews missed the past two games due to an injured knee and the Eagles' rushing attack took a step back as a result; the team gained just 134 yards on the ground in both contests combined. While the former first-round tailback projects to regain starter status Sunday, reverting rookie Wendell Smallwood to backup duties in the process, Darren Sproles will almost certainly maintain his role on passing downs. Regardless, each in the trio will look forward to a meeting against a Redskins defense that has allowed 122.5 rushing yards per game when playing on the road in 2016, fifth-worst in the league.
Mathews (knee) practiced in full Wednesday. After missing two games due to an MCL concern, Mathews handled every practice rep thrown his way to begin preparation for Week 14. Barring a setback, he'll should act as the Eagles' lead back Sunday against the Redskins, usurping some of the workload that Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood have taken on in Mathews' absence.
Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed prior to Wednesday's practice that Mathews (knee) will be able to participate in the Eagles' first session of the week. It was announced Monday that Mathews would return to practice Wednesday, and after avoiding any setbacks the last couple days, it appears he will do just that. It will not be clear until after practice if Mathews was limited at all, but his participation Wednesday at any level puts him on the right track toward returning to action Sunday against the Redskins.
Mathews (knee) will return to practice Wednesday, according to coach Doug Pederson. Mathews has missed Philadelphia's past two games due an MCL problem, but it appears he could re-enter the fold for Sunday's game against the Redskins. While his involvement over the course of this week should ultimately dictate his availability, it's promising to hear he'll participate in Wednesday's practice. If Mathews is cleared to suit up in Week 14, rookie Wendell Smallwood would figure to concede some of the extra carries he's been given lately.
Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Head coach Doug Pederson did not waste any time ruling Mathews out for another week, saying at his Friday morning press conference that Mathews would be unable to play Sunday. Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood will again handle the bulk of the running back duties for the Eagles in Mathews' absence.
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