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Ryan Mathews Returns to Practice Field


Ryan Mathews is back on the field practicing with the rest of the squad on Wednesday. He didn’t finish the game against the St. Louis Rams because of a shoulder injury, but it wasn’t believed to be too serious.  The team just decided to give the opportunities to Branden Oliver and Donald Brown instead and played the conservative part with Ryan’s injury.

Since he is back on the practice field today, he should be ready to go against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. He will be a huge piece to the puzzle for the offense.

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Ryan helped bring the run game back to life last weekend. He was running through the holes and picking up big yards all over the field. He was showing off the burst through the hole and even broke loose for a score in the open field. We just need him to stay healthy so that he can bring that to the field for the whole game.

This offense depends on the run game to pick up positive yards and to create manageable situations in the later downs. If Ryan can continue his assault on defenses, then Philip should have a blast picking apart secondaries.

His stat line from last weekend was 12 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 8.8 yards per carry, but he didn’t finish the game.  He will get plenty of opportunities against the Ravens on Sunday. The team should lean on him to move the chains and to move the offense down the field.