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Jordan Matthews | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (42) / PHI
Contract: view contract details
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Jordan Matthews' one-year, $1 million contract contains just $170,000 guaranteed.
Matthews can earn another $700,000 via incentives. This is the definition of a prove-it deal for a player coming off an injury-marred campaign, and the lack of guaranteed money means Matthews is not a lock to make the final roster. If his health cooperates, however, Matthews has the talent to be a real factor both for the Patriots and in fantasy. He will be an interesting name to track this summer. Apr 9 - 11:23 AM

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Patriots signed WR Jordan Matthews, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.

The Patriots were in the receiver market after trading Brandin Cooks. Matthews is the opposite of Cooks' deep threat but has been a compiler over the middle of the field in between injuries and drops. Supposedly healthy after an injury-ruined 2017 in Buffalo — he underwent both knee and ankle surgery in December — Matthews fits the profile of a Patriots slot machine, at least on paper. We wouldn't consider him a lock to make the 53-man roster, but he will be an interesting name to track this summer.
Apr 5 - 8:22 PM

Free agent Jordan Matthews is visiting the Titans on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Matthews has flirted with the Packers and Cardinals recently, but the Cardinals ultimately passed and signed Brice Butler to a two-year deal. In Tennessee, Matthews would probably simply replace Eric Decker in the slot.
Apr 4 - 9:58 AM

The Cardinals have extended a contract offer to free agent WR Jordan Matthews.

The fact that Matthews hasn't signed suggests it's not for much money. In Arizona, Matthews would reunite with Sam Bradford, his quarterback in Philly during Matthews' best seasons. Matthews would team with fellow slot receiver Larry Fitzgerald, deep threat J.J. Nelson, and 2017 third-round pick Chad Williams. The Patriots and Packers have also shown interest in Matthews.
Apr 2 - 5:45 PM

The Patriots hosted free agents WR Jordan Matthews and TE Troy Niklas on Monday.

Both former second-round picks have battled injuries, Matthews to his knee and ankle and Niklas to seemingly every body part since entering the league. Matthews is recovering from knee and ankle surgeries. He recently visited the Packers. Niklas, mostly a blocker, has received no other known NFL interest.
Apr 2 - 4:56 PM

Free agent WR Jordan Matthews visited the Packers on Thursday.

The Packers are still looking to add a body at receiver after releasing Jordy Nelson. Recovering from knee and ankle operations, 25-year-old Matthews has made just one other visit to date. It's possible he's still not far along enough in his recovery to merit contract offers.
Mar 22 - 6:30 PM

Free agent Jordan Matthews visited the Cardinals.

This is the first visit of free agency for Matthews. The Cardinals would be a bad fit for him with Larry Fitzgerald locked into slot duties. Coming off knee/ankle surgeries, Matthews is questionable for OTAs.
Mar 16 - 7:30 PM

Speaking Tuesday, free agent Jordan Matthews said "bad diagnoses" while he was with the Eagles compounded his knee and ankle issues.

"I thought they were both things that were going to heal on their own," Matthews said of his 2016 injuries. "But once I got around Buffalo's doctors, they got me in touch with the right people and then I got really good feedback." Matthews underwent operations to correct both issues in Dec. 2017. He believes he's on his way back to full health. Matthews seems unlikely to re-sign with the Bills.
Mar 6 - 6:57 PM

Jordan Matthews (injured reserve) underwent left knee and right ankle surgery Thursday.

In a social media post, Matthews said both injuries had "plagued" him over the past two years. He's expecting a full recovery, but did not provide a timeline. Finishing his age-25 season on I.R., Matthews is headed to free agency.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Bills placed WR Jordan Matthews on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Matthews had been trying to play through a right knee issue for the past month. The move ends a comprehensively awful first year in Buffalo. The ex-Eagle managed just 25 catches in 10 games after averaging five grabs per game in Philly. His health surely played a part, as he's been battling injuries (chest and thumb in addition to the knee) since the middle of training camp. Matthews also has a long history of knee problems. The 2014 second-rounder is headed to free agency, and will be far from a guarantee to remain in Buffalo.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Jordan Matthews caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards in the Bills' Week 13 loss to the Patriots.

Matthews has now posted more than 30 yards three times in 10 games. Perhaps his fortunes will improve with Nathan Peterman under center. Whomever is at quarterback, Matthews is miles from fantasy relevance.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) is active for Week 13 against the Patriots.

Matthews, who has posted more than 30 yards three times in nine games as a Bill, will be ready for his usual role. Inactive for the Bills are WR Kelvin Benjamin, TE Nick O'Leary, LT Cordy Glenn, RB Mike Tolbert, CB Shareece Wright, OT Conor McDermott and OG John Miller.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Jordan Matthews (knee) is questionable for Week 13 against the Patriots.

Matthews should be good to go after getting in a limited week of practice. He's been held under 30 yards in four of his last five games and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4. Even with Kelvin Benjamin (knee) sitting, Matthews won't be a recommended option for the final week of the fantasy regular season.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Jordan Matthews caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards in Buffalo's Week 12 win over Kansas City.

Matthews was limited to three-wide sets coming off his knee injury. He finished behind both Zay Jones (10) and Charles Clay (4) in targets. Matthews hasn't look on the same page with Tyrod Taylor all year. Buffalo could get Kelvin Benjamin (knee) back next week.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Charles Clay (knee) is also active for Buffalo. Matthews is back after sitting out last week's game with a knee injury. WR Kelvin Benjamin, OT Cordy Glenn, OT Conor McDermott, OG John Miller, TE Logan Thomas, FB Mike Tolbert and CB Shareece Wright are all inactive for Week 12.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Rex Burkhead
2James White
3Mike Gillislee
4Jeremy Hill
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Rex Burkhead
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Phillip Dorsett
4Jordan Matthews
5Riley McCarron
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Kenny Britt
4Cody Hollister
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
4Troy Niklas
5Will Tye
LT1LaAdrian Waddle
2Antonio Garcia
3Matt Tobin
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
3Jason King
C1David Andrews
2Luke Bowanko
3James Ferentz
RG1Shaq Mason
2Cole Croston
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Andrew Jelks
K1Stephen Gostkowski