The New England Patriots added another receiver on Thursday, reportedly set to sign Jordan Matthews — one of our favorite value free agents — to a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Patriots are signing former Bills’ WR Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal, per source. Healthy now, so could be a real factor.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2018
Matthews, 25, was originally a second-round pick out of Vanderbilt, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played three years in Philly, catching 225 passes for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Then last year, he was moved to Buffalo in a trade and suffered injuries, resulting in multiple surgeries. Due to the injury-riddled season, he only managed to catch 25 passes for 282 yards and one touchdown, but he’s capable of getting back to top production if his health holds up.
Matthews is a slot specialist who should fit in nicely with New England’s scheme. It’s likely going to be a pretty incentive-laden contract for a guy who has plenty of incentive to prove it.