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Ryan Mathews Signs With Eagles

Update #3

Ryan Mathews is going to sign with the #Eagles, source said. Incredible duo of Murray and Mathews - @RapSheet

Update #2

DeMarco Murray signs with Eagles, no update on status of Mathews contract


Ryan Mathews has NOT signed his contract yet. Interesting. - @GeoffMosherCSN

After a wild first day of NFL Free Agency, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to retool their roster, signing RB Ryan Mathews.  Mathews has some big shoes to fill in Philly, taking over for LeSean McCoy.  Mathews will share the backfield with Darren Sproles and Chris Polk, something that he was used to with the San Diego Chargers with guys like Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead.  Mathews averages 4.4 yards per carry for his career, twice gaining 1,000 yards, but injuries have limited him to just 60 games over 5 seasons. Mathews will be a nice RB2 option in fantasy football if he stays healthy.

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Branden Oliver led the Chargers with 582 rushing yards, but averaged just 3.5 yards per carry and scored 3 of their 6 rushing touchdowns.  He caught 36 of his 45 targets and gained another 271 yards and scored a receiving TD.  With Mathews gone, Oliver climbs up fantasy football draft boards but is still no more than a low end RB2.