The Ravens waived Matthews (thigh) on Tuesday as part of an injury settlement.
Matthews reverted to injured reserve Monday after failing to make significant progress from the thigh injury he's been nursing since mid-October. He'll be free to sign with any team with the Ravens forfeiting their rights to the wideout.
Matthews (thigh) reverted to injured reserve Monday, per the league's official transaction log.
Correcting a previous report, Matthews was actually waived/injured by the Ravens on Friday -- as opposed to simply being released -- and now reverts to IR after clearing waivers. Barring an injury settlement, he'll likely stay there for the remainder of the season.
The Ravens released Matthews (thigh) on Friday.
Baltimore's decision to let Matthews go suggests Mike Wallace (concussion) and Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) aren't in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Titans. The 6-foot-5 wideout caught three of six targets for 25 yards in six games with the Ravens this season, but was on track to miss his second consecutive game with the thigh injury. Matthews had 109 receiving yards in Super Bowl XLIX as a member of the Seahawks, but he's averaged just 8.0 yards per reception in 22 career regular-season contests.
Matthews (thigh) wasn't present for the start of the Ravens' practice Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Matthews looks destined to go down as a nonparticipant in practice for the second straight day, putting his status on murky ground heading into the Week 9 matchup with the Titans. In the six games he's played this season, Matthews has held a minimal role in the Ravens' passing game, hauling in three of six targets for 25 yards.
Matthews (thigh) is inactive for Thursday's showdown with the Dolphins.
The reserve wideout will miss his second straight contest due to a thigh injury. Primarily a special teams performer, the Ravens offense shouldn't suffer too many setbacks with Matthews in street clothes Thursday night.
Matthews (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.
Part of an injury-riddled wideout group, Matthews might have been asked to take on a major role if he were available for Thursday's game. Alas, neither he nor Michael Campanaro (shoulder) is expected to play. Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), Mike Wallace (concussion) and Breshad Perriman (concussion) are all questionable.
Matthews (hamstring) was held out of practice Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reporrts.
Matthews was omitted from the injury report Monday after he was able to take part in the Ravens' team walkthrough, but his lack of involvement in Tuesday's session suggests he may not be completely over the hamstring issue just yet. The injury prevented Matthews from playing in the Week 7 loss to the Vikings, making him one of three Ravens receivers to sit out the contest.
Matthews (thigh) was not listed on team's injury report Monday.
With the top four receivers on the Ravens' depth chart nursing injuries on a short week before Thursday's matchup against the Dolphins, Matthews could be potentially be in line for an increased role should he not suffer an setbacks with his thigh injury.
Matthews (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Matthews was given a doubtful designation after the thigh injury limited him at Thursday's practice and sidelined him Friday, so it's not surprising he was ultimately held out. Though listed as a receiver on the depth chart, Matthews has logged nearly twice as many snaps on special teams (114) as offense (59) this season, a reality that effectively keeps him off the fantasy radar.
Matthews (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Matthews was added to the Ravens' injury report Thursday due to the thigh issue, and after failing to practice Friday, it doesn't look like he's on track to show enough improvement to earn an active status for Week 6. Primarily a special-teams contributor for the Ravens, a healthy Matthews might have been in store for his largest offensive snap count of the season Sunday, as the Ravens' top three options on the depth chart at receiver -- Mike Wallace (back), Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Breshad Perriman (concussion) -- could all be sidelined for the contest. Alas, it appears Matthews will have to wait until at least the Week 8 matchup with the Dolphins to get back on the field.
Matthews was limited in Thursday's practice due to a thigh injury.
Matthews was not on the injury report for Wednesday's session, so it's unclear exactly when the wideout suffered the injury. Matthews' health status should become more clear following Friday's practice, at which point he will be given an official designation for Sunday's contest.
Matthews is listed as active Sunday against the Steelers.
Matthews will get the nod over fellow wide receiver depth option Chris Moore in the Sunday afternoon contest. He saw his only target of the season Week 3 against Jacksonville but gets most of his work on special teams.
Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Matthews popped up on the injury report Thursday after the ankle issue limited his participation in practice that day, but his return to full practice a day later never left his status in much peril for the London contest. Look for Matthews to make most of his impact on specials teams rather than as a depth receiver; only seven of his 39 snaps this season have come on offense.
Matthews (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday against the Jaguars.
The nature of Matthews' injury isn't clear. His potential absence would rob the Ravens of depth at receiver.
Matthews re-signed with the Ravens on Monday.
Matthews was let go by the team during roster cuts Saturday, but due to injuries, he's already been brought back. He projects to provide depth at receiver and play a special teams role for the club entering the season.
Matthews (thumb) was present for the Ravens' practice Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Matthews was sidelined all of last season due to a torn ligament in his thumb, but it looks like the issue won't hinder him as he looks to secure a roster spot out of training camp. If Matthews is able to get through Tuesday's session without incident, he could see the field in Thursday's preseason opener against the Redskins.
Matthews (thumb) signed his exclusive rights tender with the Ravens on Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Matthews spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve due to a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered on a punt return in the Ravens' final preseason game, according to Sports Illustrated's Austin Murphy. While it isn't clear if he's back at full health as of yet, he'll look to secure a role on special teams ahead of the 2017 season opener.
Matthews will be a restricted free agent once the league year ends, Spotrac reports.
Matthews spent all of 2016 on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury. He had been looked at as a possible No. 3 or No. 4 option at receiver for the Ravens and the team could look to bring him back in 2017.
Matthews returned to practice Monday after missing over two weeks with a soft tissue injury, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Matthews, who was being looked at as a potential No. 3 or 4 wide receiver for Baltimore this season, limped to the locker room just over two weeks ago with an apparent leg injury. With still about three weeks before the start of the regular season, Matthews will have the opportunity to prove his worth as part of the team's receiving corps, provided he stays healthy.
Matthews was forced out of practice early on Saturday for an undisclosed reason, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.
Matthews limped back to the locker room, but it is unclear what he injured. Four of Baltimore's 12 receivers were already being held out of practice, so the Ravens are getting a little slim in that department. Expect an update on Matthews' status when more information becomes available.