Entries in Ryan Mathews (5)


ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Ryan Mathews has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, the 27-year-old Mathews will receive $5 million guaranteed.

Mathews helps take the place of running back LeSean McCoy, who the Eagles officially traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

Mathews, who the San Diego Chargers selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has played a full 16 game regular season only once during his five years in the league.

During his five seasons with the Chargers, Mathews has rushed for 4,061 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 23 touchdowns. He's also caught 146 balls, for 1,110 yards and a touchdown.

Knee and ankle injuries hampered Mathews last season. He played in eight games, rushing for 330 yards and three touchdowns.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Chargers RB Mathews Has MCL Sprain

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy announced Monday that running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

“Unfortunately Ryan got hurt there (and) he has an MCL sprain,” McCoy said.  “He’ll be out for a little bit of time.  He’ll be back out there as soon as he can.  It’s unfortunate, but it’s part of the game.  The way he works and the way he’ll rehab, he’ll be back out there as soon as he’s ready.  But it’s all part of the game unfortunately so it will be the next man up, and we’ll keep playing and plugging away.”

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Kaplan, Mathews is expected to miss four weeks.

Mathews was injured in the fourth quarter of the Chargers' victory over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. He was trying to recover his own fumble when he suffered the injury and had to be taken off the field in a cart.

With Mathews out, the Chargers (1-1) will use Donald Brown, Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver at running back.

Mathews rushed for a career-high 1,255 yards while playing in 16 games last season.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Chargers Stun Broncos 27-20

Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images(DENVER) --  Dominating time of possession -- that's one way to defeat Peyton Manning.

Philip Rivers threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers stunned the Denver Broncos 27-20 on Thursday night.

The Chargers (7-7) held the football for 38:49, keeping the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback off the field.  Manning threw for 289 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the loss.

"We didn't play well, didn't stay on the field, didn't have the ball much, and, when we did, we didn't do much with it," Manning said.

Denver (11-3) took a 10-3 lead in the first quarter on a Matt Prater field goal.  The Chargers rattled off two touchdown drives before halftime to seize control of the game.

"We didn't mention one word about time of possession this week," Rivers said. "We said, 'We've got to score.' Time of possession is only important if you're scoring."

Ryan Mathews rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown, helping the Chargers snap Denver's 10-game AFC West winning streak.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


Chargers' RB Ryan Mathews Vows to Be Ready for Week 1

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though he suffered a broken collarbone in the team's first preseason game, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is determined to not miss a regular season game this season.

Mathews underwent surgery last Friday and was given a prognosis of four-to-six weeks to recover from the injury. Even though members of the Chargers coaching staff think it's a stretch to think Mathews will be healthy for the team's Week 1 opener, Mathews is confident he'll be able to suit up.

"I think I heal pretty fast," Mathews told reporters, according to U-T San Diego. "I think I'll be good in time to play against the Raiders. ... I'm happy it happened now than against the Raiders. It's better that it happened now, just to get it out of the way. It gives me a few weeks to recover and get back at it."

Mathews has had trouble staying on the field since entering the NFL in 2010. He missed four games during his rookie season, and two last season.

In 2011, Mathews ran for 1,091 yards with seven touchdowns while also catching 50 passes for 455 yards.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Chargers' Mathews Breaks Collarbone

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews broke his collar bone on his first carry of the Chargers 21-13 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers Thursday.

Chargers head coach Norv Turner announced Mathews will have surgery Friday and will be out for four to six weeks.

Mathews rushed for 1,091 yards and five touchdowns while catching 50 balls last season.

Ronnie Brown, Jackie Battle, Curtis Brinkley and fullback Le'Ron McClain will battle it out for Mathews carries.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

ABC News Radio