Latest On Free Agent WR Rishard Matthews

Free agent wide receiver Rishard Matthews is hoping to play again this season, but he is aware that he may not be able to land a contract, as he tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).

“I will be ready for whatever team is willing to believe that I am a team player and [a] hard worker,” said Matthews. “As you know, I protested during the Anthem a year ago. I haven’t in 2018 and don’t plan to do so. Also, I feel my previous team is not giving me a good rep even though they were willing to sign me to an extension. The hope is I can (play this season). If not, I’ll be better than I have ever been and ready for next season.”

Matthews requested, and was granted, his release from the Titans in late September after complaining about his lack of targets. Matthews had appeared in three games for the Titans, but was tied for sixth in targets with tight end Luke Stocker and fellow receiver Tajae Sharpe. He’d played exactly 50% of Tennessee’s offensive snaps, which ranked him third among Titans wideouts behind Corey Davis and Sharpe. The 28-year-old had produced just three receptions for 11 yards on six targets.

Matthews, who self-negotiated a widely panned extension earlier this year, has since hired agent Drew Rosenhaus to help him find a new deal. Over the past two weeks, Matthews has worked out for the Browns, Cardinals, and Jets, but has yet to garner a pact.

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5 comments on “Latest On Free Agent WR Rishard Matthews

  1. playicy

    Browns, raiders, 49ers and giants make the most sense for a wide receivers, because they all have problems at that position

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    • RockHard

      How can you forget the neediest of all..? Dallas says hello.. this dude isnt anything though..

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    • jb19

      He worked out with the browns and it didn’t result in a contract… this guy shouldn’t complain through, he asked to be released. If he hasn’t noticed, no one in Tennessee’s receiving corps is doing to well. I don’t think it has anything to do with his “protest of the anthem”

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  2. JJB0811

    Another loser using the ‘protest’ as a way to cover being a bad player. How many protesters still have jobs, plenty. Why because they’re good players.

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  3. Polish Hammer

    Nice, he mentions the protest in his first sentence, already trying cover his tracks for the lawsuit…SMH

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