Mathews experienced soreness in both of his ankles in Week 3, rushing only twice for -5 yards against the Steelers. He found the endzone three times in the first two games, but only played 29% of the snaps in Week 2 (when he had nine carries for 32 yards and two touchdowns against the Bears). Wendell Smallwood looked pretty good (17 carries, 79 yards, TD) against Pittsburgh, while Kenjon Barner also found the end zone (eight carries, 42 yards, TD) against the Steelers. Darren Sproles also has 22 touches over the past two games, so this is shaping up to be a full-blown committee with Mathews the most likely to see the most carries.
Pederson: Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is healthy, remains the starter
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