Saints Release WR Rishard Matthews With Left Squad Designation


Field Yates reports that the Saints have released veteran WR Rishard Matthews with a left squad designation on Saturday.

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 worth a base value of $7.75M for the 2019 season. The Titans elected to cut him loose soon after, however, after he requested his release from the team.

Matthews later caught on with the Jets and played out the rest of the season in New York. The Jets let him leave as an unrestricted free agent and he eventually signed on with the Saints in June. 

In 2018, Matthews appeared in eight games and caught five passes for 24 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Jets and Titans.


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