Titans Sign Rishard Matthews

THURSDAY, 9:57am: The Titans announced that they have agreed to terms with Matthews, pending a physical. Matthews’ three-year deal will pay him $15MM with a $2.5MM signing bonus, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle tweets. The wide receiver will earn salaries of $2.5MM, $5MM, and $5MM with an annual $750K stat incentive.

WEDNESDAY, 8:45pm: The cluster of No. 2-level wide receivers populating the free agent market is beginning thin out and bring clarity. Rishard Matthews and the Rishard MatthewsTitans have agreed to terms on a there-year deal, Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com reports.

Matthews follows Marvin Jones and Travis Benjamin among the market’s top-tier wideouts to find new homes on Day 1 of free agency.

The former Dolphins target established himself as a factor in free agency with a strong contract year before going down with a season-ending injury with five games to play. In 11 contests last season, Matthews totaled 662 yards and averaged 15.4 per reception as the Fins’ downfield complement to Jarvis Landry.

Matthews emerged after three uneven seasons and the Dolphins loading up their receiving corps last year. These events caused the former seventh-round pick to request a trade, but Matthews outplayed Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings while keeping DeVante Parker off the field.

In Tennessee, he’ll team with Dorial Green-Beckham and Kendall Wright, who is owed $7.32MM as part of his fifth-year option being exercised.

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