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.