It appears Jordan Matthews is going to miss a decent amount of time due to injury. Now, the former Vanderbilt wide receiver will also have to find a new team.
According to multiple reports, including one from Jim McBride of The Boston Globe, Matthews was released by the New England Patriots on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Matthews’ hamstring injury was “significant,” which led to the Patriots’ interest in potentially signing free agent receiver Eric Decker.
Matthews didn’t spend much time with New England. He signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in April and was participating in his first training camp with the team.
Over the past four seasons — three with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the Buffalo Bills — Matthews has amassed 2,955 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns. Last year, he had 282 yards and one touchdown in 10 games with the Bills.
Now, the former Commodores receiver, who was selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2014 draft, will look to move on to his next team. Matthews turned 26 on July 16.