Report: Patriots agree to terms with Jordan Matthews

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The Patriots have agreed to terms with wide receiver Jordan Matthews on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

New England obviously had a need for receiver help after trading Brandin Cooks to the Rams.

Matthews, 25, also visited the Packers and Cardinals.

He spent an injury-plagued season in Buffalo, catching only 25 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown in 10 games before going on injured reserve.

Matthews underwent three surgeries last year. He had thumb surgery in early October. In December, Matthews went back underneath the knife for surgeries on his left knee and right ankle.

In four seasons, Matthews has played 56 games with 43 starts. He has caught 250 passes for 2.955 yards and 20 touchdowns.

52 responses to “Report: Patriots agree to terms with Jordan Matthews

  1. Not exactly making up for losing cooks, but then again they really didn’t need cooks with Edelman and 7-11 on board. A semi good possession receiver when healthy…..yawn.

  2. Be interesting to see if Matthews can become as reliable for the Patriots as Amendola was. It’s not impossible considering he was very solid in Philly and will have Tom Brady throwing to him.

  3. He way over valued himself. That’s why he was out there so long and why he signed a 1 year prove it deal. No better way to pad the stats than to play with the GOAT

  4. HIs first 3 years in Philly his stats are those of a decent #2 or #3 receiver. If he’s healed up from his injuries last season he might well be a good addition.

    Definitely a wait and see how he does in camp kind of player. Not a lock to make the team I would think.

  5. Charles Territo says:
    April 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Good. Now he can be as bad there as he was here in Buffalo.
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    Except in your heart you know that isn’t how it works.

  6. Good luck Pope…some Eagles fan brethren were wondering if you’d return..but it wasn’t in the cards. FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

  7. Come on, Matthews was hurt last season, but had 10 more catches than that misshapen gnome Cooks through their first three seasons in the league. Jordan didn’t exactly have Drew Brees and Tom Brady throwing him the ball either, through his years in Philly.

    Pats got a better player, a better person, and a first round draft pick in the exchange.

  8. Class guy, hard worker, not fast and drops more than he should. Only wish him the best

  9. Add him to the mix. Hopefully he is healthy and makes some plays. Definitely not either trash or super

  10. Charles Territo says:
    April 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    Good. Now he can be as bad there as he was here in Buffalo.

    Watch very carefully what good coaching does for a player

  11. Are not College ball and Pro ball 2 different games? So, what he did in College was in, oh, College? Comparing the 2 doesn’t mean diddly in the Pro’s.

  12. Over under 3 games before one of the announcers work in he is a distant cousin of Jerry Rice the GOAT regardless of position, and how the Pats traded their pick to the Niners who then used it to draft Rice?

  13. This guy is productive. His years in Philly within an inferior offense were excellent.
    What more can you say about the genius of Bill Belichick? Another excellent player on a 1 year prove it deal.

  14. He’ll be a camp body. Low risk, high reward. Don’t worry too much about Cooks being gone, he was a one trick pony. Dorsett can run the same go-route as Cooks did with his speed.

  15. I hate the Pats. But watch Matthews have a better year than Cooks does. Almost always seems to happen to Guys they get.

  16. Matthews played well during his entire time in Philly. As long as the pats expectations are in the right place–that Matthews is more of a slot guy / WR2, this is probably a good signing.

  17. This is actually a good fit. Matthews runs good routes, but his hands are surprisingly (considering his career at Vandy) mediocre. Either way, he’s best in the slot, not outside, and Brady and McDaniels love good route runners who can get open. We’ll see if his hands can improve, but this is a good signing by New England. Not a similar receiver to Cooks, but definitely one that NE is used to having.

  18. It’s amazing how Pats fans try to contort their logic into thinking Matthews is as good as, or better than, Cooks. If Kraft and Belichick served these guys a sandwich full of crap, they’d likely call it “gourmet.”

  19. Based on most of the comments, it sounds a lot like Julian Edelman (during his first 5 years). Great route runner, questionable hands, and injured a lot. Edelman has improved his catching a ton in his career, and aside from his ACL injury last year, has been much healthier in recent seasons. Have to see how it plays out. I don’t expect him to instantly be a stud, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if he was. And those bashing the move, well, you are terrified he will catch 85 passes next year

  20. if you cant beat ’em join ’em huh?!? he’s a past eagle. had great #’s and was a good citizen. I’d hope he does well. Godspeed MR Matthews!

  21. richabbs says:
    April 6, 2018 at 4:56 am
    It’s amazing how Pats fans try to contort their logic into thinking Matthews is as good as, or better than, Cooks. If Kraft and Belichick served these guys a sandwich full of crap, they’d likely call it “gourmet.”
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    We’re not trying to say he’s better than Cooks as a WR, but he might be better in the Pats system, or at least close to as good. We got a few others coming back healthy and yes Cooks would have been good with Edelman Hogan and Mitchell back, but Matthews might work out better in the NE system in the slot. Worst case he has close to Cooks’ season, but at half the cost.

  22. His ceiling imo is a barely above average slot receiver. Basically an inferior version of Edelman.

    But if it’s only for a one year prove it deal…then it’s a decent signing for the Pats.

  23. badboysgetspanked says:
    April 6, 2018 at 12:41 am
    BB is gutting the team before he walks away in payback for Kraft trading Jimmy G.

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    Its amazing how nany many think these are a bunch of guys handling their pro careers based on some kids playground mentality of petty grudges and such. The reality is that Kraft, Brady, Belichick, the rest of the organization are all results oriented pros that leave their feelings at the door and focus their job performance on nothing other than working to have the organization succeed.

  24. I remember Pat fans trashing this guy when he played with the Super Bowl Champion Eagles but now they are proclaiming him the next Danny!
    So transparent it’s hi-larious. LOL

  25. buttfumbles says:

    April 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Scraping the bottom of the FA barrell

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    Maybe like when they scraped the bottom of the draft barrel and grabbed Brady at 199th overall? How did that work out? It takes the right people to bring out the best in a player.

  26. Now the Pats have 3 former 1rst rnd pks, and a high 2nd vying for the 3rd/4th/5th WR positions(with Mitchell). Hopefully a couple will stay healthy and/or reach their potential.

  27. richabbs says:
    April 6, 2018 at 4:56 am

    It’s amazing how Pats fans try to contort their logic into thinking Matthews is as good as, or better than, Cooks. If Kraft and Belichick served these guys a sandwich full of crap, they’d likely call it “gourmet.”
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    I am a Pats’ fan, but this was still funny.

  28. “The Patriots now have two Slot Receivers and one 2nd receiver. No true #1.”

    I’d say the only time the Pats had a true #1 wideout was the first 2 years of Randy Moss. By the 3rd year he had an attitude problem and wasn’t making the same effort.

    The other #1s we’ve had in Troy Brown, Wes Welker and Julian Edelman got their numbers by working their rear ends off, not from natural talent and being a prototypical wideout.

  29. Fantastic now idk how it works but hopefully this “Genius” signing can ruin the compensation picks Pats would’ve received 3rd rounders for losing Solder, Butler. Now since all qualified FAs signed before May8th I believe count into the calculations for comp picks.

    So if he stays on roster Jordan Mathews for a 3rd round pick LOL

    ANyone know more about how those comp picks work? LMK

  30. The comp pick formula worried me when the Pats decided to sign him…. however the contract awarded to Mathews will, along with the other free agents the Pats have acquired VS all the players they lost & what those players were awarded by their new teams is the formula that actually matters….. but all that aside, if Mathews makes a game winning catch or makes a play that seals a victory or has to become a starter due to injury for a while & has outplayed his competition to best benefit the Patriots chances of winning, I’m all good if he hurts the Pats in the comp pick formula……if he’s healthy & his contract is more of a prove it style set up there’s a great chance he COULD be a really exceptional pick up…..I believe he allows the Pats to look elsewhere in the draft to fill more important areas on the team…..& that is a GREAT THING in my eyes!!!!
    Go Pats!!!!!

  31. I remember Pat fans trashing this guy when he played with the Super Bowl Champion Eagles

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    He never played for the SB Champion Eagles. He played for the 2016 7-9 Eagles and then sorta played for Buffalo last year.

    I hope you’re not an Eagles fan, shame you dont know who played for your team.

  32. I’ve never seen a team sign players to fill up their IR list but then again, this is a team on a steep decline.

  33. indiapalealeblog says:

    April 5, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    After he drops a few passes Brady will distrust him.
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    What’s your point? That’s the way it works here.

  34. “I’ve never seen a team sign players to fill up their IR list but then again, this is a team on a steep decline.”

    Only in the fantasy land the Pats haters minds live in.

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