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49ers’ Jordan Matthews sustains season-ending ACL injury

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Jul 28, 2022; Santa Clara, CA, USA;  San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Matthews (88) during training camp at the SAP Performance Facility near Levi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Matthews has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire season.

Matthews, 30, sustained the injury on Monday during a non-contact drill.

Matthews was battling to be a backup after being a solid wideout earlier in his career. He has caught 274 passes for 3,288 yards and 22 touchdowns in a six-season span with the Philadelphia Eagles (2014-16) and Buffalo Bills (2017-19).

He joined the 49ers late in the 2019 season and played in just four games in two-plus seasons. San Francisco converted Matthews to tied end prior to the 2021 campaign and he spent most of last season on the practice squad.

Matthews was a standout college receiver at Vanderbilt and was a second-round choice of the Eagles in 2014.

–Field Level Media