Eagles waive receiver Jordan Matthews

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He came, he saw, he left, he returned, he left, he returned again. And now he has left again.

The Eagles have waived receiver Jordan Matthews.

Matthews joined the team for a third time two weeks ago, five years after arriving in Philadelphia as a second-round draft pick. Traded to the Bills in 2017 as part of the deal that brought cornerback Ronald Darby to town, Matthews returned for the first time in 2018, after being released by the Patriots.

Matthews had four catches for 33 yards in two appearances during his latest stint with the Eagles, including one start.

His best season came in 2015 with the Eagles, during which he caught 85 passes for 997 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Eagles currently have five receivers on the roster: Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and Greg Ward.

17 responses to “Eagles waive receiver Jordan Matthews

  1. elishamanning says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Mack Hollins what exactly does he do ?

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    Are the Eagles offensive woes WR talent, scheme, or QB? I think definately Mike Groh isn’t creative so that’s one issue but Wentz has been god awful delivering the ball lately.

    Mack has definitely not performed to expectations but it’s hard to tell if it really is all him.

  2. He had to go. Him and Wentz are big time pals and Wentz was throwing to him while he was covered as if he was Julio Jones or Mike Evans. And this is a message to Wentz too.

  3. eagleswin says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:48 pm
    elishamanning says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Mack Hollins what exactly does he do ?

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    Are the Eagles offensive woes WR talent, scheme, or QB? I think definately Mike Groh isn’t creative so that’s one issue but Wentz has been god awful delivering the ball lately.

    Mack has definitely not performed to expectations but it’s hard to tell if it really is all him.

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    same coaches that win with foles

  4. Brian Grayson says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    He had to go. Him and Wentz are big time pals and Wentz was throwing to him while he was covered as if he was Julio Jones or Mike Evans. And this is a message to Wentz too
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    And what exactly were his other choices ? If the TE’s are double teamed every other receiver has more drops to their credit than catches.

  5. The Eagles and Bears are definitely at the top of the underperformers list this year. The Eagles should be especially embarrassed they’re not capitalizing because other than a wildly inconsistent Cowboys team their division is pathetic.

  6. danny woodson says:
    November 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    same coaches that win with foles

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    The Eagles offense has been in a slump the last 2 years since Frank Reich left. Based on what he’s done with the Colts, he was a huge loss to the offense.

  7. danny woodson says:
    November 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    same coaches that win with foles

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    Yeah, Foles really lit it up yesterday.

  8. Basically signed off the street for a couple games, one of them he started. This says more about the disfunction of the HC and management than about JM.

  9. Eagleswin – I agree with you, Reich was a big loss. But Wentz who never was a killer passer is now a poor passer. Half his games he can’t even must 200 yards passing. He’s idling between 170-225. How many times in the last two years did he hit 300? Seattle picked him twice and barely had to move.

    Wentz is a bunter. It’s all he does, so the infield moves in to the pitchers mound and wonders what’s for dinner. Eventually Wentz does his presser and hits his talking points – We gotta yadda yadda yadda, it’s important we don’t let this change us, get too low or high, yadda yadda.

    I was thrilled to draft Wentz. Right now I see nothing special. Zero. And don’t just blame the supporting cast – how often does Wentz actually try for explosive plays? You’re lucky if you see one deep ball for every TWO games.

  10. I think the departure of Joe Douglas left a huge void in the Eagles’ personnel operations. Howie Roseman is much better off when he has a good talent evaluator he can rely on. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some kind of a shake-up this off-season. Howie doesn’t seem like the type that’s going to take losing lightly.

  11. “Brian Grayson says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    He had to go. Him and Wentz are big time pals and Wentz was throwing to him while he was covered as if he was Julio Jones or Mike Evans. And this is a message to Wentz too”

    Pass targets for Matthews two games…

    Ertz 25
    Godert 14
    Matthews 12
    Agholor 9 (one game)
    Sanders 9
    Ward 7 (one game)
    JJaw 6

  12. Face it folks…this team lost to Detroit (at home) and Atlanta. Jordan Matthews was a stop-gap signing, nothing more. It doesn’t matter at this point. The team is in disarray. Offense was decent but defense was bad. Offense was ok and defense was improving but special teams gave up a TD. Now the defense is finally healthy and Wentz is nursing a “minor” injury and the WRs just aren’t up to the challenge.

  13. Only way into the playoffs is win the division and then host either Seattle or Minnesota. The outlook doesn’t look good.

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