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24 Ryan Mathews RB

Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
89%27%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
6743304.531

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Eagles' Shurmur: RBs Murray, Mathews to 'share the role'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur revealed on Wednesday that the team plans to divide the backfield touches between free-agent signees DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

"They’re two really fine players," Shurmur said at a coaches availability. "They’re two guys that have been starters in places that they’ve been and they’re going to come here and kind of share the role. I think that’s terrific that that’s their mindset. It shows us that you’ve got really, really fine players that understand it’s important to be a good teammate. Any time you can add good players to a unit you make yourself better because you need more than one to play the year."

Murray signed a five-year, $40-million contract after a breakthrough season with the Cowboys in 2014. Mathews, a former first-round pick, signed a three-year, $11-million deal after being plagued by injuries in 2014.

"As time’s gone on I think at running back, I really believe it takes a village," Shurmur said. "If you play the season you need one, two, three and maybe four guys. They’re a key part of what we do offensively. So to have a group that we feel has improved here in the offseason, now it’s just a matter of getting them all up to speed as quickly as we can so they can master what we’re doing."

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Owner: DeMarco Murray better fit than LeSean McCoy
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills and replaced him with DeMarco Murray because Murray better fits Chip Kelly's system, reports Eagles 24/7.

"We’ve been talking about the asset value of LeSean for a long time because he wasn’t the style of runner that Chip prefers, but a great player," Lurie said.

"Getting players that fit more of what he’s all about in terms of their style of play. LeSean McCoy is a great running back -- all-time franchise leader. Great guy in every way. To maximize his power spread offense, he’s always admired the one-cut runners. That’s what he admired.

"You’ve gotta let a coach try to bring in the players that fit best what he’s all about to maximize what he’s trying to accomplish. It really boils down to that. You have a decision as an owner: Do you want to fight that? Or do want to adopt it? I went all out to try and get Chip as the coach, and I’m really happy we did. He’s got a great potential future, and I’m happy to be able to provide him the resources to be able to maximize what he’s all about."

The Eagles also signed running back Ryan Mathews in free agency, who is closer in style to Murray than McCoy.

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Eagles plan to spread the ball around with Murray, Mathews, Sproles
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

After signing running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews on Thursday, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made it clear that he plans on spreading the ball around in the running game. He also said that he doesn't envision Murray being a workhorse back in the Eagles offense.

Murray and Mathews will be added to a backfield that recently lost LeSean McCoy in a trade to the Bills, but the team still has Darren Sproles. The head coach states that Sproles will still remain an integral part of the offense.

"Darren (Sproles) is a Swiss army knife. You can use him in a million different ways", says Kelly.

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Eagles announce three-year deal with RB Ryan Mathews
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Free agent running back Ryan Mathews signed a three-year deal with the Eagles, the team announced. The team did not disclose the money, but reports indicate Mathews will receive $11.5 million.

Mathews joined Philly despite the team also landing DeMarco Murray, the reigning NFL rushing leader. Earlier reports suggested Mathews might back out of his agreement once it became clear the Eagles also were signing Murray.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called Murray and Mathews an "incredible duo," but the crowded backfield also includes Darren Sproles and Chris Polk

An ankle injury limited Mathews to six games with San Diego last season, but in 2013 he rushed for 1,255 yards.

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Report: Ryan Mathews still hasn't signed his deal with Eagles
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

With the news that Demarco Murray has the intent to sign with the Eagles, Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports that Ryan Mathews has agreed to a deal with Philadelphia, but has yet to sign his contract. According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, Mathews is in Philadelphia's facility Thursday morning.

If Murray signs and Mathews joins the Eagles, the former San Diego running back will take a backseat to the reigning NFL rushing leader.

Mathews, 27, spent his first five seasons in San Diego, rushing for a career-high 1,255 yards in 2013. An ankle injury limited him to six games last season

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Schedule
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2010San Diego Chargers1291586784.3317425
2011San Diego Chargers141422210914.9396952
2012San Diego Chargers1291847073.8311134
2013San Diego Chargers161428512554.4516754
2014San Diego Chargers66743304.5323317
TOTAL605292340614.4512324182
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2010San Diego Chargers129221456.6170007
2011San Diego Chargers1414504559.14204118
2012San Diego Chargers129392526.5240109
2013San Diego Chargers1614261897.3171009
2014San Diego Chargers669697.7160004
TOTAL605214611107.64215147
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010San Diego Chargers1200.000000.0000
2011San Diego Chargers1422.000000.0000
2012San Diego Chargers1200.000000.0000
2013San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2014San Diego Chargers600.000000.0000
TOTAL6033.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010San Diego Chargers1253010010
2011San Diego Chargers1452010010
2012San Diego Chargers1222000000
2013San Diego Chargers1621010010
2014San Diego Chargers610010010
TOTAL60158040040
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/220
Birthdate:
10/10/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Riverside, CA, USA
School:
Fresno State
NFL Experience:
6
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl