Jordan Matthews denies any rumors of holding out.
Eagles wide receiver, Jordan Matthews shoots down rumors of a holdout on Thursday.
The Philadelphia Eagles veterans joined the rookies on the field for the official start of training camp on Thursday. Aside from a few veterans who were cut on the previous day, everyone was in attendance. Surprisingly, the Eagles had no one holding out for contract purposes. It was especially surprising for fans to see the wide receiver, Jordan Matthews in attendance.
Rumors floated around for the last couple days or so about Matthews status with the Eagles. While we were all aware of his knee injury, something still felt off about how things were being handled. As we all know, Matthews heads into his final season of his contract this year. Even though before he called the rumors of a hold out ‘fake news‘, the fan base wasn’t buying it.
As the offseason continued, Matthews was held out of OTA’s for the majority of the time. It was due to having knee tendinitis, so he spent his time rehabbing the injury. After a month or so of rehab, it was rumored that Matthews would be good to go. That was until head coach Doug Pederson told the media that he will be limited. On Thursday, Matthews showed up in full pads ready to practice, despite rumors of a holdout. He even made sure to catch up with the media afterward to discuss his situation.
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Well, that settles that. It looks like the relationship between Matthews and the Eagles remains on good terms. He also made sure that he told the media that he doesn’t play for money. He plays for respect. Despite that statement, Matthews will likely be playing for a big contract this season. It isn’t guaranteed that it will be for the Eagles, but none of that matters at the moment. Matthews is ready to prove himself and his worth.