Eagles' Jordan Matthews likely out, Nelson Agholor to be active Sunday

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews is not expected to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengalsbecause of a sprained ankle, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

If Matthews sits, it would be his first missed game in his three-year NFL career.

Matthews, who is listed as questionable, suffered a right ankle sprain Monday against theGreen Bay Packers. He was hobbling while running routes Thursday, and he was not on the field for Friday's practice.

Fellow receiver Nelson Agholor, meanwhile, is expected to be active against the Bengals, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Agholor, a 2015 first-round pick for the Eagles, was a healthy inactive for the team's Week 12 home game against the Packers.He did not play against Green Bay after acknowledging that he was going through a "mental battle" with football.

"His mind has been great, his attitude has been really good, he's been working hard," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of Agholor. "Everything is leaning towards keeping him active."

Pederson suggested he could try to bolster Agholor's confidence by designing a quick screen or something similar for him early in Sunday's game.

ESPN's Tim McManus contributed to this report.
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