Ryan 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 Philadelphia 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 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, though none of the three will get much of a boost.
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 averaged 4.9 yards per carry - his second-highest figure of the season - last Sunday and could see additional work on the ground in what projects to be a relatively even Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions.
Ryan 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.
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|2011||San Diego Chargers||14||14||50||455||9.1||42||0||4||1||18|
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|2012||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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