Eagles sign RB Ryan Mathews

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Reports: Eagles sign Ryan Mathews after landing DeMarco Murray
Wednesday March 11th, 2015

Former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Mathews agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal. On Thursday, the Eagles also added former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray

Mathews, 27, played in only six games last season, rushing for 330 yards while dealing with a sprained MCL and an ankle injury. He spent each of his first five seasons with the San Diego Chargers after the team selected him in the first round of the 2010 draft.

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Mathews has two 1,000-yard rushing seasons, but he has played in a full 16-game season just once in his career, when he rushed for 1,255 yards and six touchdowns in 2013.

The Eagles are seeking to replace three-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy, who was traded to the Buffalo Bills this week and subsequently signed a five-year, $40 million contract.

Mathews has 4,061 career rushing yards and 23 rushing touchdowns, plus 146 receptions for another 1,110 yards.

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