NFL Notes: Jordan Matthews, Cardinals, Seahawks

Jordan Matthews

  • On Tuesday, the Patriots officially released WR Jordan Matthews from injured reserve with a settlement, making him an unrestricted free agent. (NFLTR)
  • Field Yates reports that Matthews’ injury settlement with the Patriots carries no cap amount associated with it, which indicates he’s expected to be healthy in time for the start of the regular season and will not miss games due to his hamstring issue.

Cardinals

  • According to Ian Rapoport, Cardinals’ veteran WR Greg Little has a “really good chance” to make the active roster.
  • Rapoport adds that former first-round DL Robert Nkemdiche has been one of the “better players” during training camp.
  • Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said that he expects LBs Deone Bucannon (knee) and Josh Bynes (neck) to return to practice sometime next week. (Bob McManaman)

Seahawks

Seahawks veteran LB Bobby Wagner mentioned rookie LB Shaquem Griffin is someone who “stands out” during training camp practice.

Shaquem is definitely one that stands out to me,” said Wagner, via Nate Davis of USA Today Sports. “All the people that doubted him because he doesn’t have a hand? He’s a great player. He’s flying around making plays, he picked off Russ, he’s batting down passes, making sacks.”

Seahawks DC Ken Norton Jr. added that Griffin has been playing “surprisingly really good” and is “really physical.

He’s playing surprisingly really good,” said Norton. “I mean, this kid is fast, he’s really smart, he’s really physical, he doesn’t make the same mistake twice, and he shows up every day. He’s for real. We understand that he’s missing a hand — and everybody focuses on that note — but he’s a real football player.”

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