Patriots Release WR Jordan Matthews From IR With Settlement

Field Yates of ESPN reports that Patriots have released WR Jordan Matthews from injured reserve on Tuesday with a settlement.

Matthews reportedly suffered what is considered to be a “significant” hamstring injury, which led to the Patriots placing him on injured reserve last week with the intention of releasing him.

New England has already signed Eric Decker has his replacement.

Matthews, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2014. The Eagles traded Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick to the Bills in return for CB Ronald Darby last year.

Matthews played out the final year of his four-year, $4,949,269 contract and made a base salary of $1,094,901 for the 2017 season before signing a one-year contract with Patriots worth up to $1.7 million.

In 2017, Matthews appeared in 10 games and caught 25 passes for 282 yards receiving and one touchdown for the Bills. Unfortunately, Matthews’ season ended with him being placed on injured reserve.

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