49ers Activate DT Javon Kinlaw, Sign WR Jordan Matthews To PS


The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that they’ve activated DT Javon Kinlaw from the COVID-19 list. 

The 49ers also signed WR Jordan Matthews to their practice squad and released WR Chris Finke from the unit. 

  1. DT Darrion Daniels
  2. TE Chase Harrell
  3. DB Tim Harris
  4. RB Josh Hokit
  5. WR Jauan Jennings (Injured)
  6. DB Jared Mayden (Injured)
  7. T Dakoda Shepley
  8. WR Kevin White
  9. LB Jonas Griffith
  10. TE Daniel Helm (COVID-19)
  11. G Tony Bergstrom
  12. DT Willie Henry
  13. DE Alex Barrett
  14. DB Parnell Motley
  15. DT Josiah Coatney
  16. QB Josh Johnson
  17. DB Kai Nacua
  18. WR Shawn Poindexter
  19. WR Jordan Matthews

Kinlaw, 23, was selected with the No. 14 pick by the 49ers out of South Carolina in 2020. He signed a four-year, $15,488,691 rookie contract that includes an $8,824,503 signing bonus.

The contract also includes a fifth-year for the 49ers to pick up for the 2024 season. 

In 2020, Kinlaw has appeared in eight games for the 49ers and recorded 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three pass defenses.

Matthews, 28, 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 in August of 2017. 

Matthews played out the final year of his four-year, $4,949,269 contract before signing a one-year contract with Patriots worth up to $1.7 million. Unfortunately, the Patriots released Matthews during the preseason with an injury settlement and he then returned to the Eagles. 

The 49ers signed Matthews to a one-year, $1.8 million deal in 2019 but he was among San Francisco’s final roster cuts. He once again returned to the Eagles before returning to San Francisco for another brief stint. 

In 2019, Matthews has appeared in three games for the 49ers and Eagles and caught four passes for 33 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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