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Seahawks add wide receiver Chris Matthews

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A notable Canadian Football League wide receiver is getting a shot with the NFL’s reigning champions.

The Seahawks have signed Winnipeg Blue Bombers wideout Chris Matthews to a reserve/future contract, the NFL club said Tuesday.

Matthews (6-5, 218) played collegiately at Kentucky and had a stint with the Browns in the summer of 2011. In 2012, he garnered the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award after catching 81 passes for 1,192 yards and seven TDs for Winnipeg. However, he was limited to just 14 catches for 138 yards and one TD in 2013 after reportedly dealing with multiple injuries, including turf toe. He reportedly finished the season on the nine-game injured list.

The signing of Matthews gives the Seahawks 10 wide receivers as the new league year approaches in March. Key wideout Golden Tate is slated to be an unrestricted free agent.

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42 Responses to “Seahawks add wide receiver Chris Matthews”
  1. bpeterson464 says: Feb 18, 2014 6:19 PM

    He’s got size, and he’s had production at every level he’s played at. This could be a really good signing for the Seahawks. He doesn’t have to be a #1 or 2 guy, all he has to do is contribute in the RZ.

  2. thevikesarebest says: Feb 18, 2014 6:25 PM

    The shehawks are laughable,picking up mediocre players.thats why they are gonna get put in their place when the Vikes take over the NFC next year.your SB had a asterik on it.S K O L

  3. archiebonker says: Feb 18, 2014 6:26 PM

    Sorry to see him leave the Bombers. Great player and great attitude. Lots of good players in the CFL. Wish the NFL would concentrate more on expanding the Canadian game instead of talking about a team in Toronto. League is over 100 years old. And needs to expand.

  4. robseahawksfan says: Feb 18, 2014 6:34 PM

    This signing sends a thrill up my leg!

  5. brohamsandwich830 says: Feb 18, 2014 6:37 PM

    The seahawks receiving corps will be deadly next year.

  6. phiddysent says: Feb 18, 2014 6:39 PM

    Anyone named Chris Matthews has got to be a complete baffoon.

  7. 1phd says: Feb 18, 2014 6:43 PM

    So long Golden.

  8. craniator says: Feb 18, 2014 6:44 PM

    There’s also the Chris Matthews from MSNBC . . . he’s a real wide receiver as well . . .

  9. seatownballers says: Feb 18, 2014 6:44 PM

    We’ll have another awesome draft too. Watch as we get better

  10. seatownballers says: Feb 18, 2014 6:49 PM

    Every analyst across the country had us drafting a tall receiver in the draft, I completely disagree. Tight ends McCoy and Davis are free agents as well. I think we’ll draft uw Jenkins. We already will have an opening at#3 tight end. We’re gonna be better next season

  11. brohamsandwich830 says: Feb 18, 2014 6:55 PM

    This also frees up what we can do with the draft, now we can draft a tight end, and some new O-Line members.

  12. dukeearl says: Feb 18, 2014 6:56 PM

    I keep wondering if Austin Seferian Jenkins will fall all the way to number 32…
    Hope he does, I think he is just what the doctor ordered to make the Seahawks passing game better…
    Then use the money saved on Tate to sign Bennett.
    Things are looking up..

  13. tharoostah says: Feb 18, 2014 7:02 PM

    His nickname is Hardball.

  14. islandfocus2 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:02 PM

    “thevikesarebest” is still butt hurting that the Seahawks is Super Bowl XLVIII World Champions by calling the Seahawks names. LMAO… I’m happy that your unhappy “thevikesarebest.” Sad, that your team made it to the Super Bowl 5 times without winning. Your funny whiner. Ready for it.. Here it comes… GO HAWKS!!! LMAO!!

  15. checkdanews says: Feb 18, 2014 7:04 PM

    “The shehawks are laughable,picking up mediocre players.”

    Im sure the haters on here had the same thing to say about Brandon Browner…Ehhh he turned out pretty well(beyond his drug issue) but they got a solid couple years out of him, I believe he even went to a pro bowl or 2

  16. tharoostah says: Feb 18, 2014 7:05 PM

    You know he’s not that great, otherwise Marc Trestman, would have signed him to play for the best organization in football. Marc Trestman knows EVERYTHING about Canada.

  17. fumblenuts says: Feb 18, 2014 7:07 PM

    “CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award after catching 81 passes for 1,192 yards and seven TDs.”

    If he can STAY healthy and contribute…….Welcome aboard!

  18. meatcarroll says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 PM

    Yet another championship caliber move by the reigning Super Bowl champions! Geaux Hawks! We dat! We’ve got it better than Harbaugh’s goons in Santa Clara!

  19. meatcarroll says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 PM

    Yet another championship caliber move by the reigning Super Bowl champions! Geaux Hawks! We dat! We’ve got it better than Harbaugh’s goons in Santa Clara!

  20. meatcarroll says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 PM

    Yet another championship caliber move by the reigning Super Bowl champions! Geaux Hawks! We dat! We’ve got it better than Harbaugh’s goons in Santa Clara!

  21. meatcarroll says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 PM

    Yet another championship caliber move by the reigning Super Bowl champions! Geaux Hawks! We dat! We’ve got it better than Harbaugh’s goons in Santa Clara!

  22. meatcarroll says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 PM

    Yet another championship caliber move by the reigning Super Bowl champions! Geaux Hawks! We dat! We’ve got it better than Harbaugh’s goons in Santa Clara!

  23. dwoofer says: Feb 18, 2014 7:22 PM

    One of these days, maybe sooner, maybe later, one of the Seahawks is going to accidentally, or perhaps to clear his conscience, is going to reveal that “Hey, you know, back when we played the Super Bowl versus the Broncos, we were all high as a kite on uppers, like we were the whole season. And Carroll knew all about it…in fact, he knew the trainers were the main suppliers.” But, it will be too late then. But at least somebody will have acknowledged what everybody knew all along anyway.

  24. seanpbeck says: Feb 18, 2014 7:25 PM

    Guaranteed this cat would’ve looked better across from Josh Gordon for my Browns than Little or Bess. It’s ok, in 2011 we had the immortal Little, Massaquoi, Cribbs and…was Robiskie still around? So obviously we weren’t in the market for any 6’5 218 lb WRs. Thanks again, Holmgren.

  25. russellwilsonismymvp says: Feb 18, 2014 8:02 PM

    I’m not overly impressed. I would prefer Tate over this guy. Especially if he can’t stay healthy. We’ll see.

  26. tvjules says: Feb 18, 2014 8:04 PM

    Hopefully, he doesn’t shout and spit when he talks.

  27. seatownballers says: Feb 18, 2014 8:22 PM

    Meat Carroll, you only need to post once. There is proof online that your not a real hawk fan.. rats foiled exposed u

  28. musicman495 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:23 PM

    “Seahawks have no chance of repeating. Let’s play Hardball.”

  29. realskipbayless says: Feb 18, 2014 8:33 PM

    Golden Taint.

  30. usdcoyotesfan says: Feb 18, 2014 8:41 PM

    In the Packers game last year

    1. Sidney Rice hitched a piggy-back ride on the defender and it was called defensive pass interference.

    2a. Golden Tate committed the most obvious push-off in NFL history.
    b. He was awarded a touchdown even though it was intercepted.

    How do you think this guy will cheat, folks?

  31. chawk12thman says: Feb 18, 2014 8:57 PM

    Don’t give up on Golden Tate returning just because the Seahawks continue to look for players to sign and compete. That is what they do and that is why they end up getting the quality player that everyone seems to have missed on……….If the money/numbers can be made to work within the cap space, bet on Tate coming back.

  32. snoqualmieterry says: Feb 18, 2014 9:05 PM

    Sad, the guy that thinks all the Hawks were high during the Super Bowl. Our defence was dominant all year. Quit being haters.

  33. Patskrieg dot com says: Feb 18, 2014 9:05 PM

    I remember him being decent but really sluggish at KY. Decent gamble though for an already good offense.

  34. ketch20too says: Feb 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    Camp fodder, not really a threat to Tate(hope he stays) but if he has some talent, a bigger threat to Rice who is likely gone anyway unless he’s willing to play for CONSIDERABLY less than his current contract.

  35. discountdoublecheck says: Feb 18, 2014 10:15 PM

    This guy is the early favorite for preseason fan favorite next season. Size, loves to block, heck…I’ll certainly give him a shot!

  36. hawkstradamus says: Feb 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    All the miserable trolls who follow hapless inept franchises predicting the downfall of the Super Bowl champion Seahawks should take note. This is how a real team reloads. Now get used to enjoying Seahawks football, you won’t have a choice come playoff time for the next decade.

  37. whatjusthapped says: Feb 18, 2014 10:37 PM

    He signed because the Seahawks have the best pharmacy staff in the NFL

  38. thebirdofprey2 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:38 PM

    Wow Packer and Viking fans both have sad sad state of affairs. Packer no defense or offensive line to complete with the new NFC elites and Vikings sit at the bottom of the barrell with Ponder being propped up as a QB another year.
    Seattle makes excellent moves and are Super Bowl champs and the deepest roster in NFL. Mathews looks like a big guy with excellent hands which was missed in the red zone after Rice went down. Even if he doesnt pan out we just won the championship with Kearse, Harvin, Baldwin and Lockette and the only ome who will more than likely be missing is Tate.

  39. eternalserenity21 says: Feb 18, 2014 11:04 PM

    @usdcoyotesfan….. Get over yourself, there are refs in these games. If it were cheating, there would be a flag. Man, this well of hate ya’ll got for the Hawks is seriously getting kinda scary. Oh well, we got monsters that’ll eat your teams for snack, and the 12th man is nothing to play with. Let’s go Hawks, Seattle’s hunting for all ya’ll

  40. slugbaitspace says: Feb 19, 2014 12:36 AM

    “How do you think this guy will cheat, folks?”

    Well, he’d probably start with a 3a against Shields, pull a massive 3b with Williams, and scoot a 3c past Hyde.

    Assuming he makes the final 53, of course…

  41. mrseaballs says: Feb 21, 2014 10:10 PM

    Great. What some don’t realize is the Hawks are not just great at finding players. They also have an all-star coaching staff. They turn players into stars that would be , or have been cut by other teams. It’s the USC Trojans on an NFL level. They will continue to get better each year even while losing star players to FA each year. Those FA loses will produce comp. picks which will fatten up draft day. Go Seahawks !!! To you Carroll/Hawk haters…Eat your hearts out losers !

  42. hawkthunder says: Feb 24, 2014 3:33 AM

    Marc Tressman did so well last year. 8-8. I trust Pete Carroll and John Schneider over him any day.

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