Patriots sign free agent WR Jordan Matthews
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews as they continue jumbling their corps of targets for Tom Brady.
Matthews, 25, has played four NFL seasons, three with the Eagles and last season with the Bills (2017). In 56 NFL games with 42 starts, he has 250 receptions for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns.
He was a second-round draft pick (42nd overall) by Philadelphia in 2014 out of Vanderbilt. He was traded from Philadelphia to Buffalo along with a third-round draft pick last summer for cornerback Ronald Darby.
New England previously saw Danny Amendola leave for Miami as a free agent, and traded Brandin Cooks to the Rams for a first-round draft pick. The Patriots expect top receiver Julian Edelman to return from a knee injury that cost him the 2017 season.