Free Agent WR Rishard Matthews Says He’s Unlikely To Sign With New Team This Season


Free agent WR Rishard Matthews said Wednesday that he’s unlikely to sign with a team during the season and could end up waiting until next year to join a new team.

“Probably not,” Matthews said when asked if he’ll sign soon, per Allan Bell. “A lot are turned off by my past as if I have some criminal record. Most likely won’t see me ’til next season.”

Since becoming available, Matthews has worked out for the Jets, Cardinals and Browns.

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. The Titans elected to cut him loose shortly after he requested his release from the team.

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

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

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