Eagles bring back Jordan Matthews

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The Eagles had a familiar face in for a visit and physical on Tuesday and it appears all went well with wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

According to multiple reports, the Eagles have signed Matthews to the 53-man roster. The move comes a day after the Eagles placed wide receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve in the wake of his core muscle surgery.

Matthews is in his third stint with the Eagles. He was a second-round pick in 2014 and remained with the team until being traded to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby in 2017. He returned to the Eagles as a free agent last year and left for the 49ers this offseason. He was cut by the Niners in August, returned in early October and got cut again late last month after playing one game.

Matthews had 20 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games with the Eagles last season.

10 responses to “Eagles bring back Jordan Matthews

  1. Nelson Agholor runs a 4.39. I don’t buy that the Eagles don’t have the speed to win deep. The Eagles simply were abandoning the run and teams played coverage knowing that Jeffery can only hobble 7 yards downfield and Wentz would just check down to his friend Ertz. They seemed to get back to the run the last few weeks and they should see more succesful deep shots if they stick to it

  2. I like Matthews but, man, don’t think he’s the answer. Guess they move Nelly to the outside and Matthews to the slot?

  3. This signing makes no sense. The Eagles need a speed wide receiver to take the top off of the defense and Mathews is a slow plodder. Mathews does the same things that the tight ends , Jeffries and all the wide receivers they have already do. They have a speed wide receiver on their practice squad why not sign him? Or sign the speed wide receiver that the Seahawks just cut.

  4. Wentz now has the same receiving corps that Foles had minus Tate but with a much better run game (and easier schedule) than Foles had last year.

    No excuses now. Wentz should run the table. Wentz cried until his buddy Matthews came back. No reason now the Eagles should not finish 12-4.

  5. “Wentz now has the same receiving corps that Foles had minus Tate but with a much better run game (and easier schedule)”

    You lost me at easier schedule… to close out season:
    Pats, Seahawks, giants twice, cowgirls, skins (anything can happen in div games) and fins.

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