Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/20/14
One of the reasons Casey Matthews fell to the 4th round last year and subsequently was unable to hold down a starting job for the Eagles last year was his lack of size. At 232 pounds at The Combine, Matthews was described as Clay Matthews’ without the physical gifts, meaning he had his brother’s intangibles, but was too small to be a regular starters. That seems to have changed. In an effort to compete for more playing time in his 2nd season, Matthews has bulked up from 232 to 250, with the help of brother Clay, and it appears to be all legitimate muscle. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported at Eagles OTAs that Matthews looked “huge.” The Eagles have one sure starter in their linebacking corps and that’s middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who was acquired from the Houston Texans this offseason. 2nd round pick Mychal Kendricks is expected to get the strong side job, but the weak side job is up for grabs between Matthews, Brian Rolle, and perhaps Jamar Chaney if he makes a position change ...
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  • Steroids. Started at end of last year. Just my guess
  • I knew that it wouldn't take you too long to post your steroid accusations on this article. You really are extremely predictable.
  • So, now he's up to Brian Bosworth's size. That's quite impressive.
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