Matthews (knee) acknowledged that his absence from most of the offseason program wasn't ideal, but he said he isn't too worried about his availability for training camp, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Matthews has dealt with tendinitis in his left knee since training camp last year, but both of his absences in 2016 were attributed to an ankle injury, and his per-game production in terms of catches and yards was similar to what he did the previous two years, albeit with a dip in touchdowns (three) and yards per target (6.9). While he said he won't discuss the injury until it has fully healed, he did mention the potential impact of Philadelphia's offseason additions, acknowledging he might draw fewer looks but should find it easier to get open. The additions of Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery make it unlikely Matthews approaches his average of 8.1 targets per game over the past two seasons, but he should improve upon last season's poor mark in yards per target while benefiting from playing nearly all of his snaps in the slot.
Matthews (knee) is not on the field for the first day of mandatory minicamp, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Matthews missed six of the Eagles' nine OTA workouts due to tendinitis in his knee, but coach Doug Pederson said the issue isn't something that would prevent the wideout from playing in a regular-season game. The team likely will bring Matthews along slowly, hoping to have him at full strength for training camp in July. The offseason additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith figure to move Matthews back into a full-time role in the slot, which is where he's done his best work in the pass. Of course, there's also far more competition for targets than there was as the team prepared for last season.
Matthews missed six of nine OTA workouts due to tendinitis in his knee, Paul Domowitch of philly.com reports.
Eagles' coach Doug Pederson said Matthews would have been a go had this injury occurred during the regular season, and the Eagles were just being cautious with their slot receiver to make sure he's healthy for training camp. Nevertheless, this situation is worth monitoring because another knee injury sidelined him during the preseason last summer, and the ankle injury that caused him to miss two games down the stretch in 2016 was still lingering as recently as last month.
Matthews did not participate in OTAs Tuesday due to knee tendinitis, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
After reports surfaced at the start of OTAs last week that Matthews was still recovering from the ankle injury that hindered him through the final stretch of last regular season, the wideout is now dealing with knee problems. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but with the team taking a conservative approach with Matthews, it's possible they hold him out, or at least limit his workload, until the start of training camp in July.
Matthews is still recovering from the ankle injury he suffered in late November, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Matthews was able to participate in OTAs on Tuesday, but he's still not quite at 100 percent. The ankle injury kept him sidelined for two of the Eagles' last five regular-season contests, so he'll look to avoid any setbacks throughout the remainder of the offseason. He's slated to be positioned primarily in the slot this year, with Alshon Jeffery and Torry Smith on the outside.
|P1||8/10/17||@ GB||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ NYJ||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|6||10/12/17||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|