Veteran WR Rishard Matthews Lands with the Saints

Rishard Matthews. Photo by Romeo Guzman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

New Orleans Saints are giving their quarterback Drew Brees more weapons for 2019. According to a report from ESPN‘s Field Yates, Saints have signed veteran wide receiver Rishard Matthews on a deal.

Matthews spent the Saints’ camp training with the team, and it seems like the team was satisfied with what they’ve seen from the 29-year-old.

“Today he did some good things,” – Saints’ head coach Sean Payton said of Matthews during the camp. “He’s smart, so he has some experience. It’s a chance for us to see him and see how he handles what we are doing from an install standpoint. I think he catches it well. I would say it’s really a two-practice evaluation. It has been pretty good.”

Rishard Matthews was a seventh-round pick in 2012 by the Miami Dolphins, where he spent four years before embarking on stints with Tennessee Titans and New York Jets. His best season came in 2015 when he had 65 catches for 945 yards and nine touchdowns with the Titans.

Matthews’ career stats include 230 receptions for 3,160 yards and 21 TDs.