49ers Release WR Jordan Matthews, Activate LS Kyle Nelson


The San Francisco 49ers announced Saturday that they’ve released WR Jordan Matthews and activated LS Kyle Nelson from suspension. 

Matthews, 27, 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 returned to the Eagles in September of last year. 

The 49ers signed Matthews to a one-year, $1.8 million deal back in March but was among San Francisco’s final roster cuts coming out of the season. He re-signed with the 49ers a few weeks ago. 

In 2018, Matthews appeared in 14 games for the Eagles and caught 20 passes for 300 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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