Ryan Mathews returned to practice Friday.
Mathews suffered a sprained ankle while working out independently just prior to training camp opening, and was officially removed from the NFI list upon returning.
It's good timing as rookie Wendell Smallwood recently went down forcing Darren Sproles to run with the first team. Mathews should jump right in and get most of the first team reps allowing Sproles to go back to his pass-catching, change of pace role.
yesterday · 12:52 PM EDT