Pats Sign WR Jordan Matthews To 1-Year Deal
Just a day after confirming that they dealt wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the LA Rams for a first round pick in the 2018 draft, the New England Patriots have seemingly replaced him on the roster.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Pats have reportedly agreed to a one-year pact with veteran wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who most recently played for the Buffalo Bills.
Matthews, who becomes the latest in a long line of players Bill Belichick has swiped in free agency from the Bills, played in a career-low 10 games last season due to injuries.
The fifth year pro did have success with the Philadelphia Eagles, over the first three years of his career, catching 225 balls for 2,673 yards and 19 scores.
In his injury-plagued Buffalo season, the 25-year-old caught 25 passes for 282 yards and a single touchdown.
Matthews, who's played primarily in the slot since entering the league as a second round pick out of Vanderbilt in 2014, projects to fit the New England scheme for wide outs better than Cooks did in his lone Patriot season.