Titans GM Jon Robinson announced Thursday that they’ve officially released WR Rishard Matthews after he requested to be cut or traded.
“He reached out Monday and asked to be released or traded,” Robinson said. “We explored the trade options but that market never manifested itself.”
The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday that they’re, in fact, planning to release WR Rishard Matthews today and GM Jon Robinson will have a press conference this afternoon.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews tells A to Z Sports that he has asked for his release and plans to move on.
“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.
Matthews implied that his time in Tennessee had come to an end on Instagram.
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Following Wednesday’s practice, Titans HC Mike Vrabel told reporters that Matthews was away from the facility for “personal reasons.”
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.