Training camp cut watch: RB Ryan Mathews

Training camp cut watch: RB Ryan Mathews

NFL.com comprised its list of 13 potential surprise training camp casualties, including Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews, falling in at No. 4 on the list:

Gregg Rosenthal:

‘The NFL is a brutal business. Mathews is still recovering from neck disc surgery because of the repeated trauma he’s suffered running the football. The Eagles are fully expected to release him before paying his $4 million salary, but they need to wait until he can pass a physical to avoid owing him the money. Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson announced Sunday that Mathews is excused from training camp. Essentially, Mathews is working hard at getting healthy so the team can promptly fire him.’