Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Jordan Matthews have said their goodbyes for the third time. Eagles announced on Monday that they have released Matthews, parting ways with the veteran just two weeks after they signed him.
Needing some depth for their receiving core, which was depleted by injuries, Eagles decided to turn to a familiar face and bring in Matthews for his third stint with the team. The 27-year-old was a free agent after being released by San Francisco 49ers earlier in the season.
Matthews had a disappointing debut for Eagles, catching just one pass in Week 11 games against New England Patriots. He bounced back with three receptions for 27 yards in Week 12 against Seattle Seahawks, but that obviously wasn’t enough to keep his job.
Jordan Matthews started his career with Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, spending three years with the organization and registering three 800+ yards seasons. Matthews returned to Philly in 2018 for a second stint, recording 20 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.
Matthews’ release likely means that Eagles are preparing for the return of their starting duo Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor. Both Jeffery and Agholor spend significant time out with injuries in 2019.