49ers Sign WR Jordan Matthews

The 49ers have signed free agent wideout Jordan Matthews, the club announced today. 

The fifth-year wideout should slide right into a serviceable role as receiver who can play both on the outside and in the slot. He figures to feature primarily inside, with Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis serving on the outside.

The 49ers definitely had a need at the position, with only Goodwin, Pettis, Trent Taylor and Kendrick Bourne the only receivers on the team with much experience.

Matthews broke into the league in 2014 and immediately impressed, logging 67 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. He followed that up with another eight scoring grabs and a career-best 85 catches in 2015 before logging 73 receptions in 2016. He then spent a year in Buffalo after being traded for cornerback Ronald Darby.

After a year with the Bills, Matthews signed a one-year deal with the Patriots but was cut before the start of the 2018 season. He then returned to the Eagles, and added 20 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Even if Brown can produce a couple of extra wins for a team how does that help those franchises like the Raiders and Niners who are still struggling just to become playoff caliber clubs? These teams need to be implementing 5 year plans instead of chasing pie in the sky quick fix solutions that come at a high price.

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