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July 15, 2021 08:04 AM
Jordan Matthews: Moving to tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews has put on about 15 pounds in an effort to transition to tight end, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Matthews appeared in five NFL games over the past two seasons and was unable to earn regular snaps despite playing for teams in Philadelphia and San Francisco that were sorely in need of help at wide receiver. The 2014 second-round pick started his NFL career with three consecutive 800-yard seasons, but he's now approaching his age-29 campaign and doesn't appear to have a future in the league as a wide receiver. Matthews hopes to generate some interest with his move to tight end, and he's already bulked up to 236.5 pounds, about 10-to-20 pounds below the typical weight for an NFL starter at the position. He's currently a free agent, and he isn't likely to be ready for significant playing time at tight end early in season. A practice squad spot seems more likely than a roster spot.

January 5, 2021 03:52 PM
Jordan Matthews: Lowered to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Matthews suited up in each of the 49ers' final two games, logging 14 total snaps on offense but failing to receive a target. It's unclear if he'll stick around with the 49ers during the offseason. If he does, we shouldn't expect much, as Matthews has played in just five games over the past two seasons.

January 2, 2021 06:56 PM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: Rejoins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews was elevated to the 49ers' active roster Saturday, David Lombardi of the Athletic reports.

Matthews was originally sent back down to the practice squad after logging six special teams snaps in Week 16 against the Cardinals, but he's getting the call to return to the active roster for the team's season finale as well. Fellow receivers Brandon Aiyuk (ankle) and Deebo Samuel (hamstring) have already been ruled out.

December 29, 2020 08:24 PM
Jordan Matthews: Heads back to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

The 2014 second-round pick collected six snaps in his season debut Saturday against the Cardinals, with all of his involvement coming in the special-teams department. Matthews remains without a catch since Nov. 2019, as he transitions back into a practice squad role.

December 25, 2020 05:36 PM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: Elevated from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews was promoted to the 49ers' active roster from the practice squad Friday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

The 28-year-old rejoined San Francisco's practice squad earlier this week and will move to the active roster ahead of Saturday's matchup with Arizona. Matthews will provide depth at wide receiver with Deebo Samuel (hamstring) sidelined and Trent Taylor (undisclosed) on the COVID-19 list.

December 23, 2020 05:28 PM
Jordan Matthews: Joins SF's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews signed with San Francisco's practice squad Wednesday.

Matthews spent time on the 49ers' practice squad earlier this season but was cut earlier this month. Expectations will be low in his return considering he has spent the better part of the last two seasons with the organization and has yet to catch a pass.

December 8, 2020 11:20 PM
Jordan Matthews: Cut from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews was released from the team's practice squad Tuesday.

Matthews will now be eligible to sign with another team looking for some extra depth at wideout. He was not active for a single contest with San Francisco this season.

February 25, 2020 12:16 AM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: No receptions in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews did not receive a target in his lone appearance with San Francisco in 2019.

Matthews signed with the 49ers to help bolster a thin receiving unit, but he was unable to crack the 53-man roster until late in the season when he was active for just one contest. The 27-year-old experienced early success with Philadelphia when he was healthy enough to play, so he could earn another shot with a club as an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

January 11, 2020 10:28 PM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: Not active Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Vikings.

The 27-year-old wide receiver has not been active for a game since signing with the 49ers toward the beginning of December.

December 21, 2019 07:12 PM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: Not playing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with the rams.

Matthews signed with the 49ers on Dec. 11 but didn't see game action in Week 15. There will likely need to be another injury within the receiving corps for the 27-year-old to receive a chance on gamedays.

December 11, 2019 07:32 PM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: Back with Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews signed with the 49ers on Wednesday.

Matthews suited up for the 49ers in Week 7 but was promptly cut, leading to a two-game stint with the Eagles. The 2014 second-round pick struggled with drops, however, hauling in four of 12 targets for 33 scoreless yards. Matthews will get another shot with the Niners, but he'll top out as a rotational wideout.

November 25, 2019 08:16 PM
Jordan Matthews: Let go by Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews was waived by the Eagles on Monday.

Matthews received the start Sunday versus the Seahawks but caught only three of six targets for 27 yards, despite playing nearly every offensive snap. The 27-year-old also saw a heavy snap share Week 11 but had only one catch for six yards. Philadelphia scored a meager 19 points in those two contests, and the team apparently saw enough that it was willing to move on from the veteran wideout.

November 24, 2019 12:24 PM
Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Likely to start Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews is expected to serve as one of the Eagles' starting receivers Sunday against the Seahawks with both Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) inactive for the contest, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The Eagles haven't announced their starting lineup for Week 12, but Matthews (85 percent offensive snap share, one catch for six yards on six targets) and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (25 percent, one catch for 29 yards on one target) trailed only a healthy Agholor in terms of usage in the Week 11 loss to the Patriots. Though Matthews saw a big role right off the bat in his first game since re-signing with Philadelphia, Kaye notes that coach Doug Pederson didn't give the veteran a ringing endorsement for his performance against New England. Matthews will get a shot at redemption out of necessity, as the remaining options at receiver (Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins and Greg Ward) have just 13 catches between them this season. While Matthews could garner a decent share of targets, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia speculates the Eagles will make ample use of 12 personnel (two tight ends), meaning that Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert may end up profiling as the team's top pass catchers.

November 18, 2019 10:16 PM
Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Targeted six times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews caught one of his six targets for six yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to New England.

Despite being unable to connect much with Carson Wentz, Matthews saw the second-most targets among Eagles wide receivers behind only to Nelson Agholor's nine. Matthews also saw 64 snaps, twice what J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins managed combined. With Alshon Jeffery (ankle) uncertain for Week 12 against the Seahawks, Matthews could see a similar workload for at least another game.

November 17, 2019 03:12 PM
Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Deemed active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

With Alshon Jeffery (ankle) out of the lineup, his 6.9 targets per game are up for grabs. Having said that, the quartet of Nelson Agholor, Matthews, Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside don't exactly inspire confidence. Matthews himself has logged just three offensive snaps this season in one appearance with the 49ers. In his previous stint with the Eagles last year, he hauled in 20 of 28 targets for 300 yards and two TDs in 14 contests.

November 11, 2019 11:20 AM
Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Could have instant role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews could have an immediate role in the Philadelphia offense, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

The Eagles officially announced his signing Monday morning, after Matthews agreed to rejoin the team last week. It will be his third stint in Philadelphia, with the most recent being 14 games last season, in which he brought in 20 catches for 300 yards and two TDs on 28 targets. Matthews played just three snaps during his time with the 49ers earlier this year, but he could have a top-three role for the Eagles, considering Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside all rank among the least productive WRs in the league on a per-snap basis. Matthews' versatility and familiarity with the offense could take outside snaps from Hollins and Arcega-Whiteside, or slot work from Agholor.

November 7, 2019 03:00 PM
Eagles' Jordan Matthews: Back in Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews agreed to a contract with the Eagles on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After impressing during his workout for the team Tuesday, Matthews will reunite with the club that selected him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. It'll be the third stint in Philadelphia for Matthews, who hasn't found much success since ending his first tour with the Eagles following the 2016 season. With DeSean Jackson (abdomen) on injured reserve and Alshon Jeffery nursing an ankle injury, Matthews may be able to find meaningful work in three-receiver formations right away if the Eagles aren't keen on giving more chances to Mack Hollins and/or J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.

November 5, 2019 04:52 PM
Jordan Matthews: Works out for Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews worked out for Philadelphia on Tuesday, Tim McManus of reports.

Matthews was cut by the 49ers just over a week ago and is looking to return to familiar territory in Philadelphia, where he has played four of his six pro seasons. If the two sides reach an agreement, there is a good chance the 27-year-old can immediately slot into the starting lineup with DeSean Jackson (abdomen) out and Mack Hollins not producing.

October 26, 2019 04:32 PM
Jordan Matthews: Sent packing by Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers cut Matthews on Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

The 49ers traded for Emmanuel Sanders from the Broncos earlier in the week, so Matthews' additional wideout depth is no longer necessary. Matthews is just three seasons removed form a 73-reception, 804-yard season with the Eagles, so he has a good shot to land a roster spot soon.

October 13, 2019 02:48 PM
49ers' Jordan Matthews: Healthy scratch again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matthews (coach's decision) remains inactive for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of reports.

The veteran receiver is apparently still in the process of mastering the 49ers' playbook, keeping him in street clothes for at least one more week.

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