“Doubtful” Titans Will Be Able To Trade WR Rishard Matthews

Paul Kuharsky hears that it’s “doubtful” the Titans will be able to trade WR Rishard Matthews, who requested his release from the team on Wednesday.

Kuharsky presumes the Titans are working through the process of releasing Matthews.

“Everything is good! Just wasn’t happy with what was going on barely getting any playing time. It was time to move on,” Matthews said in a text to A to Z Sports.

Following Wednesday’s practice, Titans HC Mike Vrabel told reporters that Matthews was away from the facility for “personal reasons.

It’s strange to see Matthews request his release from Tennessee just a month after signing an extension with the team. Although, he has clearly fallen out of favor in terms of his offensive usage.

Matthews, 28, is a former seventh-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. He spent four years in Miami before signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the Titans in 2016.

Matthews was set to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2018 season when he agreed to a new one-year extension last month worth a base value of $7.75M for the 2019 season.

In 2018, Matthews has appeared in three games and caught three passes for 11 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Matthews as the news is available.

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