PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — What’s going on with Jordan Matthews?
Matthews, 25, continues to suffer from lingering knee tendinitis — which caused him to miss time during training camp last year. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was asked about the fourth-year receiver’s status on Monday.
His response was curious.
Q. What is wrong with his knee?
DOUG PEDERSON: Nothing. Just rehabbing it and keeping it healthy.
Q. So you’re holding him out of practice?
DOUG PEDERSON: I’m not holding him out. He didn’t practice. He didn’t practice. That’s right.
Q. There’s got to be more than something wrong with his knee than nothing if you said he is not practicing?
DOUG PEDERSON: You can ask [Eagles director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer Chris] Peduzzi. You can ask our doctors. I’m not a medical guy, so you can ask those questions to them.
Carson Wentz was asked about J-Matt on Tuesday.
“I’m not really going to go into detail about what’s going on there.”
J-Matt is entering the final-year of his four-year rookie contract with the team and is set to become a free-agent after season. The Eagles added wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free-agency and drafted rookie Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson.
On March 6th, it was reported the Eagles were “open to trading” Matthews.
All of that, combined with Matthews’ lingering knee-injuries, and the Eagles’ secrecy has fueled speculation that Howie Roseman could be looking to deal J-Matt.