In Need of Wide Receiver Help, Eagles Work Out Jordan Matthews
According to Jimmy Kempski from PhillyVoice.com, the Eagles are taking a look at free-agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was in town taking a physical. With DeSean Jackson out for at least the rest of the regular season, after being place on the injured reserve earlier today per Adam Schefter, the team is looking to add a wide receiver.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson admitted on Monday, that the production from his wide receivers might not be where they anticipated, and with Jackson hurt, they might need to look at some other options.
"At this point it’s something we'll take a look at," Pederson admitted on Mpnday. "We have to take a look at it, obviously. It's real. We're sort of at the halfway point, a little over a game over the halfway point of our season and we have time this week to make these decisions.
"We'll take a look at it, but nothing right now."
Philadelphia’s interest in bringing Matthews back to Philly for a third stint, is likely linked to his knowledge of the offense, and familiarity with the team, and very close relationship with QB Carson Wentz.
He caught 21 passes total for 337 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games last season, including the playoffs.
Matthews was released by San Francisco back on Oct. 26, when the 49ers traded for Emmanuel Sanders, he did not have a catch this season.
After being drafted in the second-round in 2014, Matthews has been mainly a possession-type receiver, catching 270 balls for 3,255 yards and 22 scores in his six seasons.
With Mack Hollins, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor all struggling to carve out roles, Matthews could find some reps in the Eagles offense if he is in fact signed.
The Eagles are second in the NFL in drops (15) and third in drop rate (4.9%), according to ESPN Stats & Information.