Mathews ran the ball five times for 18 yards during Thursday's preseason win over the Steelers.
Mathews had less carries than both Byron Marshall (eight) and Kenjon Barner (six) as the Eagles don't need to risk the health of their projected starting running back. Mathews' value in PPR formats figures to be reduced due to Darren Sproles' role on passing downs, who didn't carry the ball Thursday but recorded three receptions for eight yards. Fellow running back Kenjon Barner also impressed against Pittsburgh with six carries for 41 yards and a touchdown, but he shouldn't cut into too many of Mathews' touches by the time the regular season rolls around, given he remains healthy.
Mathews (ankle) had two carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against Tampa Bay.
Mathews made the most of his brief appearance, running through would-be tacklers on a couple of tough runs up the middle. He showed no lingering signs of the ankle injury that cause him to miss some practice time, and seems to be locked in as the Eagles' lead back. However, Darren Sproles figures to get most of the passing-down work, and Mathews' durability has always been an issue.
More importantly perhaps, is that the report notes that Mathews took his place with the the
Mathews participated in a few team drills on Friday and was removed from the NFI list, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Although he did take the practice field for the first time this training camp, Mathews was limited in his participation and left practice early. He'll continue to nurse a sore ankle, and should see an increase in reps next week.
To date, Mathews has missed all of six of the
|P3||8/27/16||@ IND||7:00 pm|
|2||9/19/16||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/9/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||12||9||158||678||4.3||31||7||4||25|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||14||14||222||1091||4.9||39||6||9||52|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||12||9||184||707||3.8||31||1||1||34|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||14||285||1255||4.4||51||6||7||54|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||6||74||330||4.5||32||3||3||17|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||12||9||22||145||6.6||17||0||0||0||7|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||14||14||50||455||9.1||42||0||4||1||18|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||12||9||39||252||6.5||24||0||1||0||9|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||14||26||189||7.3||17||1||0||0||9|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||6||9||69||7.7||16||0||0||0||4|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||San Diego Chargers||12||5||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||14||5||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||12||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||6||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|