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Top Rishard Matthews News

  • Rishard Matthews: Retires from NFL

    Matthews announced his retirement from football, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    The Saints released Matthews on Saturday after he walked away from the team. He was a longshot to crack the 53-man roster, following a 2018 campaign with five receptions in eight games for the Titans and Jets. The 29-year-old wide receiver enjoyed a productive stretch from 2015 to 2017, averaging 58.6 receiving yards per game with 17 touchdowns in 41 appearances for Tennessee and Miami. He peaked in 2016 with a 65-945-9 receiving line.

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  • Rishard Matthews: Cut loose by Saints

    The Saints released Matthews with a left squad designation Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Since the Titans acquiesced to his request and released him last September, he logged time with the Jets to close out the season but managed just two catches (on three targets) across 58 offensive snaps in five appearances. After the campaign, he was in limbo until the Saints offered him a tryout and signed him at the end of the team's mandatory minicamp. There was little chatter regarding the seven-year veteran in training camp, and he didn't see the field in the Saints' preseason opener Friday. This latter point may have been the final straw for Matthews, but he's officially on the open market again.

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  • Saints' Rishard Matthews: Lands contract with Saints

    Matthews signed a contract with the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Matthews auditioned at the Saints' minicamp this week and clearly impressed enough to earn a contract, which at least means a continued tryout through the start of training camp. There's still no guarantee Matthews sticks with New Orleans through to the regular season, though the depth chart isn't totally settled under Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Tre'Quan Smith either. In eight games with the Jets and Titans in 2018, Matthews caught five passes for 24 yards and no touchdowns.

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  • Rishard Matthews: Trying out for Saints

    Matthews has worked out for the Saints on a tryout basis this week, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

    Matthews has reportedly been impressive in the eyes of Holder. At one point, the 29-year-old receiver caught a deep pass from Drew Brees while working with the first-team offense. While it's not clear if Matthews will be asked to stick around, a union with the Saints is probably one of his best-case scenarios as he attempts to resurface in the NFL. Matthews appeared in eight games with the Jets and Titans in 2018 and finished the year with five receptions on nine targets for 24 yards and no touchdowns. He also saw action as a punt returner for the second time in his career, which could help Matthews' case in landing a spot on the 90-man roster.

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  • Jets' Rishard Matthews: Lands on IR

    Matthews (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

    Matthews suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 29-22 loss to the Texans, the severity of which now lands him on season-ending injured reserve. The 29-year-old caught five passes for 24 yards across three games with the Titans and five games with the Jets this season. Just two years removed from a 65-catch, nine-touchdown campaign, Matthews has an NFL future that's murky at best.

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  • Jets' Rishard Matthews: Ruled out Saturday

    Matthews (hamstring) will not return to Saturday's game, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

    The official ruling comes late in the fourth quarter, when it didn't appear Matthews was any closer to returning. He'll finish the game with just one catch for seven yards.

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  • Jets' Rishard Matthews: Doubtful to return Saturday

    Matthews (hamstring) is doubtful to return to Saturday's game against the Texans.

    Matthews recorded one catch before going down with the aforementioned injury. Andre Roberts and Charone Peake could see a handful more snaps in Matthews' absence.

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  • Jets' Rishard Matthews: Poor season continues

    Matthews hauled in his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Bills.

    Matthews has yet to record double-digit yards in a game this season.

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  • Jets' Rishard Matthews: Misses out on revenge game

    Matthews (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

    Matthews' return to Nashville will come and go without him even getting a chance to play against his former team, as coach Todd Bowles elected to keep all six of the other receivers on the roster active instead. After failing to make an impact in his lone two appearances with the Jets and now a healthy inactive for the second straight week, Matthews could be released before the season ends, as the rebuilding Jets kick the tires on younger players.

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  • Jets' Rishard Matthews: Inactive Sunday

    Matthews is inactive Sunday against the Patriots.

    With Robby Anderson back in action, Matthews is the odd man out Sunday. He's thus off the fantasy radar until he carves out a meaningful role in the team's offense.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 217 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA, USA
Age: 34
School: Nevada
Experience: 8