Although he is just a rookie, Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews already talks and acts like a 10-year veteran.
Part of the reasoning for that could be that during this last month, when other players were resting and preparing for training camp, Matthews sought out the advice of some of the best receivers in the NFL in Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions and A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals.
"People put a lot of stock into the first day of training camp, but (succeeding in the NFL) is about who can sustain and who can make it through the season," Matthews said. "That is what I went to train with A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson for. To learn about longevity, learn about being a professional over a long period of time."