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Chris Matthews | Wide Receiver | #84

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 218
College: Kentucky
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Chris Matthews caught 4-of-5 targets for 51 yards in the Ravens' Week 17 loss to the Bengals.
Matthews was promoted from the practice squad last month after getting cut by the Seahawks in November. In 13 games between the two teams, Matthews caught 13 balls for 151 yards and one touchdown. He's big at 6'5/218, but Matthews hasn't done much outside of his monster Super Bowl performance last year. Matthews will compete for a roster spot this summer. Jan 4 - 12:04 AM

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Chris Matthews caught 3-of-5 targets for 19 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Steelers.

The touchdown was a leaping grab in the back of the end zone on the Ravens' first drive of the game. He added a third-down conversion in the second quarter and was targeted deep in the second half, but Matthews did little to separate himself from the other middling receivers which make up the Ravens' corps. He will continue to share snaps with Jeremy Butler and Chris Givens in the season finale.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Ravens signed WR Chris Matthews to their practice squad.

Matthews blew up for 109 yards and a score for the Seahawks in last year's Super Bowl, but he caught just four passes for Seattle in nine games before being waived last week. In a decimated receiver corps, perhaps Matthews can get a shot later in the season.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Seahawks waived WR Chris Matthews.

Matthews came out of nowhere to post a 4/109/1 in last February's Super Bowl, but managed only four grabs through Seattle's first nine games. That's despite being active for all nine games. Although Matthews has an imposing 6-foot-5, 218-pound frame, he's now a fifth-year UDFA with four career regular season grabs. He's just about out of the league.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 02:21:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks are willing to deal WR Chris Matthews.

Last February's Super Bowl star has operated as Seattle's fourth receiver this year, behind Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Tyler Lockett. La Canfora says the Seahawks are in search of help along their weak offensive line.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Super Bowl star Chris Matthews played only two snaps in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to St. Louis.

He was behind Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett, and Ricardo Lockette in the pecking order. Matthews' role should eventually grow, but he may need an injury to Baldwin, Kearse, or Lockett to have a shot at significant week-to-week targets. Matthews missed much of camp with a shoulder injury.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews (shoulder) has resumed practicing.

Matthews was running as Seattle's No. 3 wideout before spraining an AC joint in the preseason opener. His absence amounted to more first-team offensive reps for impressive rookie Tyler Lockett. It's now unclear whether Matthews will have a role on offense when the regular season begins.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Chris Matthews suffered a sprained AC joint in the Seahawks' preseason opener.

The grade of the sprain is unknown, but coach Pete Carroll speculated it could sideline Matthews 10-14 days. He should be ready to go by Week 1. Matthews mixed in the first-team offense before going down.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews suffered a left shoulder injury in the team's preseason opener.

The Super Bowl star mixed in with the first-team offense to open the game. Matthews got hurt working as a gunner on the punt team with all of the backups in. Matthews was down for a minute or two, then was assisted off the field by trainers. He appeared frustrated making his way to the locker room.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell stressed the need for consistency when asked about WR Chris Matthews.

Matthews' Super Bowl outburst was a high, but it sounds like he's had plenty of lows as well. "I just want to see him show up every day," Bevell said. "And that’s what I talk to him about every day. We don’t want to have a situation where we come out here and he has one good day and then he disappears for two or three and then, ‘Oh, there he is again, he’s out here.’" Matthews looks like the No. 4 wide receiver right now, behind Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 08:25:00 AM

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews is "getting more run with the top-end rotation" early in training camp.

He seems to be mixing into three-receiver sets with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Matthews, of course, came out of almost-literally nowhere to star in Seattle's Super Bowl loss to New England, catching four balls for 109 yards and a touchdown on just 17 offensive snaps. In an ideal world, 25-year-old Matthews would unseat Kearse as the Seahawks' starting Z receiver.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 05:02:00 PM's John Boyle believes it will be a "tough challenge" for WR Chris Matthews to climb the depth chart.

Despite his Super Bowl heroics, Matthews is still clearly behind Jimmy Graham, Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin on the target totem pole, and he could find himself behind rookie Tyler Lockett as well. At 6-foot-5, Matthews could be a good fit for the outside receiver role occupied by Kearse, but he will need a very strong training camp to earn a significant role early in the season.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 01:59:00 PM

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's Super Bowl loss to New England.

A 2014 reserve/future signing out of the CFL, Matthews entered this game having never caught an NFL pass. By the end of the game, the Patriots were assigning Darrelle Revis to cover him. 6-foot-5 and 218 pounds, Matthews' big game is a reminder that the Seahawks are desperate for a legitimate vertical threat to complement Russell Wilson. Matthews is a player to monitor this offseason, but we're not counting on many future fireworks.
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews was fined $11,025 for making an obscene gesture in last Sunday's NFC Championship Game win.

The fine has drawn attention because of Marshawn Lynch's response on Twitter, but seems warranted, and is unlikely to be reversed on appeal. A blocker and special teamer, Matthews was active just three times during the regular season. He has never caught a pass in an NFL game.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Seahawks signed WR Chris Matthews to a reserve/future contract.

We don't post every futures signing, but this one caught our eye because Seattle gave Matthews a $10,000 signing bonus. Few futures players get guaranteed money. Matthews, 24, earned the CFL's Rookie of the Year award in 2012, posting an 81-1,192-7 line for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He missed most of last season with back and turf-toe injuries. Matthews played college ball at Kentucky and ran a 4.57 forty at 6'5/218 at the Wildcats' 2011 Pro Day.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 08:31:00 PM

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