Matthews (coach's decision) remains inactive for Sunday's Week 6 tilt against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com 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.
Matthews (coach's decision) is expected to remain inactive Sunday against the Rams, Cam Inman of the East Bay Times reports.
Matthews signed with San Francisco during the team's Week 4 bye, but it appears he's still familiarizing himself with the playbook at this point.
Matthews (coach's decision) will be inactive against the Browns on Monday.
Matthews signed with the 49ers during their bye week. He is replacing Jalen Hurd (back) in the receiving corps. While the 27-year-old sports a decent resume, he is likely going to have to earn his way into a bigger role going forward.
The 49ers signed Matthews to a contract Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Matthews is in line to replace rookie Jalen Hurd (back) -- who's headed to injured reserve -- on the 49ers' 53-man roster. The 27-year-old wideout boasts a decent resume and could have limited fantasy value in deep formats, but it's difficult to imagine him becoming a reliable weekly option out of the gate.
Matthews worked out with the Vikings on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The Vikings have just four healthy receivers led by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, so they need the depth. Matthews has a decent history track record in the league, and he last played with the Eagles in 2018, hauling in 20 of 28 targets for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Matthews could have some fantasy upside in very deep formats if he's able to secure a roster spot.
Matthews was released by the 49ers on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering the 49ers' depth at wide receiver and the lack of guaranteed money ($300,000) attributed to Matthews' one-year contract. After two consecutive dismal seasons with the Bills and Eagles, respectively, it's unclear how much of a market the 27-year-old will have. It's also possible the 49ers could wind up bringing back Matthews at some point during the regular season, particularly since Dante Pettis (groin), Jalen Hurd (back) and Trent Taylor (foot) have all missed time throughout the preseason with various injuries.
Matthews suited up but did not receive a target in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.
While Matthews didn't receive a target, he was used as a gunner on special teams, a role he hasn't had to serve in the NFL yet, but one he understands could help his chances to secure a spot on the 53-man roster. The 27-year-old has only tallied three catches for 45 yards this preseason, but head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that his low volume is not a problem because the veteran is a "known quantity," according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Matthews appears to be competing with Kendrick Bourne for one of the final receiving spots on the depth chart, but both could theoretically be kept if some combination Dante Pettis (groin), Jalen Hurd (back) and Trent Taylor (foot) are unable to heal up prior to the start of the regular season.
Matthews left coach Kyle Shanahan with a good impression after training camp, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. "[Matthews] had a hell of a camp," Shanahan said. "He was very consistent in OTAs and training camp. I've got a lot of confidence in Jordan and know we can win with him"
It sounds like Matthews is on track for a roster spot, earning serious praise from Shanahan after working with the first-team offense in Monday's preseason win over Denver. The 49ers entered camp with eight viable candidates for jobs at wide receiver, but the competition eases up a bit with Trent Taylor (foot) looking doubtful for the start of the regular season. Matthews and Deebo Samuel may be battling for the No. 3 job behind Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin, though it's also possible Shanahan deploys a deeper rotation to keep a bunch of wide receivers involved. It'll be tough to get an exact read on the plan before Week 1.
Matthews caught his only target for a 12-yard gain during Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
Matthews wasn't targeted until the second quarter, which isn't promising considering many of the team's key skill players weren't involved in the contest. He brought in the only ball sent his way, but getting him involved wasn't a priority for the offense. Matthews has a chance to make the team due to a lack of experience in the wideout ranks, but he'll need to make a greater impact next Monday against the Broncos to help make his case.
Matthews had his moments during June minicamp, facing decreased competition for reps with rookies Deebo Samuel (hip) and Jalen Hurd (knee) unavailable, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The rookies are expected to return for training camp, potentially putting Matthews on the roster bubble. His one-year, $2 million contract includes just $300,000 guaranteed, and he signed the deal before the 49ers used a second-round pick on Samuel and a third-round selection on Hurd. With Dante Pettis, Marquise Goodwin, Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor and Richie James also in the mix, San Francisco has eight wide receivers that can make a solid case for a roster spot.
Matthews and Kendrick Bourne may compete for playing time at the Z receiver spot in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Matthews did his best work in the slot for Philadelphia, but he also has some experience outside and isn't lacking in size or speed. Shanahan is aiming for competition at each of the three receiver spots, with Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis battling at the X position while Trent Taylor and Richie James duke it out for slot work. The coach had good things to say about Matthews, but Shanahan also acknowledged the possibility of boosting his wide-receiver group during the upcoming draft. Matthews may end up fighting just to keep his roster spot, as his one-year contract contains only $300,000 guaranteed, per OverTheCap.com. The quantity-over-quality approach creates a wide range of potential outcomes for each wide receiver.
The 49ers have reached an agreement to sign Matthews, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Matthews is joining a receiving corps chock full of holdovers, including Marquise Goodwin (calf), Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne, Richie James and Trent Taylor. Since putting together three straight 800-plus yard seasons with the Eagles to begin his career, he's fallen short of that threshold, production-wise, between Buffalo and Philadelphia the past two years (582 yards in 24 games). Perhaps coach Kyle Shanahan noticed Matthews' peripherals during that stretch -- 70.3 percent catch rate and 9.1 YPT -- which indicate a salvageable player. Matthews will get an entire offseason to prove he's worthy of sticking in San Francisco for the 2019 campaign.
Matthews brought in one of two targets for a 37-yard touchdown in the Eagles' 20-14 divisional-round playoff loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Matthews struck early, getting loose downfield and making a nifty over-the-shoulder scoring grab to put the Eagles on the board just over four minutes into the contest. That was the extent of his highlights, however, as the Philadelphia passing game was mostly quiet after the first quarter. The 26-year-old returned to the franchise that made him a 2014 second-round pick after a summer release by the Patriots, generating a 20-300-2 line across 14 games as a complementary option in the offense. Matthews will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year, and it remains to be seen if the team will have interest in bringing him back into the fold.
Matthews caught two of three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win over the Texans.
The veteran wideout caught multiple passes for the first time in a month but still wasn't able to top 15 yards, something he hasn't accomplished since Week 11. With fellow receiver Mike Wallace (lower leg) having since been activated from injured reserve and potentially being available for the regular-season finale against Washington, Matthews' chances of making an impact might be even lower than usual.
Matthews played just five snaps and saw no targets in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Rams.
While Matthews' role had been greatly reduced since the acquisition of Golden Tate, this marks rock bottom. The 26-year-old now has two goose eggs in the stat department over his last four games, with no more than one catch in any contest. He can safely be ignored in fantasy.
Matthews caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Cowboys.
Matthews played just 11 snaps in this one and now has failed to surpass 14 in three of the last four weeks. He has just two catches for 10 yards over his last three games, although one was for a touchdown, and this week's was also a red-zone target. To play him on the road Week 15 against the Rams is to hope for another score and little more.
Matthews caught one of two targets for a 4-yard touchdown in Monday night's 28-13 defeat of Washington.
Matthews caught a short pass on the second play of the fourth quarter and tumbled into the end zone for his first touchdown since Week 4. His 21 snaps in the contest represent a 50 percent increase over his past two games, but the 26-year-old still finished a distant fourth among receivers in terms of playing time. He remains a deep-league desperation play heading into a Week 14 matchup at Dallas.
Matthews failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Giants.
Matthews played only 14 of 65 offensive snaps, firmly finishing fourth among Eagles wide receivers. The 26-year-old has seen 14 offensive snaps each of the last two weeks, as the acquisition of Golden Tate has unsurprisingly cut into his already limited opportunities. Matthews did see more snaps than Tate in his first game with the team against the Cowboys, but he's now clearly the No. 4 option on the depth chart.
Matthews caught three of four targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 48-7 loss to the Saints.
Matthews' first target came on a deep ball that fell incomplete on the Eagles' opening drive, but he'd haul in one per quarter after that. On a down day for the Eagles, Matthews still managed his typical production and now has three catches and 40 yards or fewer in back-to-back games. The good news for the 26-year-old and his fantasy owners is that starter Nelson Agholor did not make a catch in the contest on just two targets, so perhaps the fifth-year receiver will earn more playing time going forward, starting with a divisional matchup at home against the Giants in Week 12.
Matthews played 37 of 62 snaps (60 percent) on offense in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Dallas, catching three of three targets for 40 yards, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Matthews held on to the No. 3 receiver job for at least one more week, as coach Doug Pederson wasn't comfortable using Golden Tate (18 snaps) when the Eagles went uptempo. It's only a matter of time before Matthews falls back to the fourth spot at wide receiver -- quite possibly as soon as Week 11 at New Orleans.
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