Coach Doug Pederson said at a press conference on Monday that wide receiver Jordan Matthews and linebacker Jordan Hicks will both be building up to full participation. Matthews was bothered by knee tendinitis during the offseason program and continues to deal with it, but Pederson said he’s not worried about the wideout being ready to go come the regular season.
“We’ve just got to stay on top of it, obviously,” Pederson said, via Philly.com. “We’ve been rehabbing all spring and summer. He was in North Dakota with the guys. He’s another one we need to monitor as we go. Again, we don’t play a game for a long time, so I’m not concerned.”
Matthews may see a bit of a drop in targets this year with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith added to the team, but he could also be the forgotten guy in the middle as far as defensive coverage goes, esp. with TE Zach Ertz showing signs last season.